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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report June 21, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week June 8 to 14.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 8

  • Man killed in crash on Bloxham Cutoff

    Staff Report
     
    A 56-year-old Crawfordville man was killed in a crash last week on Bloxham Cutoff when his truck ran off the road and overturned in Black Creek.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Darrell Lee Kilgore was headed southbound on Bloxham Cutoff on Friday, June 22, around 2 p.m. when his 1995 Ford F150 left the road on the northbound shoulder.
    The truck crossed a culvert and overturned into Black Creek, coming to final rest on its roof, submerged in the water, according to the FHP report.

  • Court shorts: June 14, 2018

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    Formal charges for second degree murder and carrying a concealed firearm were filed against Riley Attridge on Wednesday, June 6.
    Attridge, 20, is charged with killing Preston Gage Pitman, 22, on May 19 at a graduation party in the woods off St. Marks Rise Road.
    According to reports, Attridge and Pitman had a confrontation over a girl – Pitman’s girlfriend, who had formerly dated Attridge.
    Attridge reportedly pulled a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun and shot Pitman multiple times.

  • Sheriff’s Report June 16, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week June 1 to 6.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 1

  • ‘Jane Doe’ divides attorney general candidates

    By JIM TURNER
    News Service of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE –Republicans running to replace Attorney General Pam Bondi disagree with her legal stand against a 19-year-old Alachua County woman who wants to remain anonymous in a National Rifle Association challenge to a new state gun restriction.

  • Sheriff’s Report June 7, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week May 25 to 31.

    SATURDAY, MAY 26

    • Mike Dubois called the Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen cordless drill set. Mr. Dubois advised the items were taken out of his residence. Further investigation revealed the victims bike to be missing from his yard as well. A suspect has been identified in the case. Deputy Jeremy Creel investigated.

  • Sheriff’s Report May 31, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week May 17 to 24.

    FRIDAY, MAY 18

  • Sheriff’s Report May 24, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week May 10 to 17.

    THURSDAY, MAY 10

  • Man shot to death at party in the woods

    Staff report

    A 22-year-old Crawfordville man was shot to death at a graduation party in the woods off St. Marks Rise Road in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 19.
    Lt. Chris Savary of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office said it appeared there was an argument and Preston Gage Pitman was shot to death.
    Arrested on a charge of first degree murder was Riley Attridge, 20. Attridge reportedly opened fire with a handgun and shot Pitman several times. Pitman was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Court shorts: May 10, 2018

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    A 17-year-old Crawfordville man, Eldon Hicks III, was sentenced as a youthful offender to 48 months in state prison for grand theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault with a knife, sale and possesion of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
    Hicks asked that the be allowed to serve his prison sentence at the same facility where his father, Eldon Hicks II, is currently incarerated.
    Hicks III, a juvenile, was direct filed as an adult because of his extensive juvenile record.