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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report August 16, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Aug. 3 to Aug. 9.

    FRIDAY, AUG. 3

    • Dale Rushton with Sopchoppy Public Works called the sheriff’s office to report a criminal mischief. Rushton reported someone cutting the lock off the water meter at an address in Sopchoppy and causing damage to the meter. The damage to the meter is estimated at $500. A suspect has been identified in this case and it has been sent to detectives for further investigation.

  • Sheriff’s Report August 9, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2.

    FRIDAY, JULY 27

  • Sopchoppy man arrested after boat chase with FWC over lobsters

    Staff Report
     
    The Miami Herald is reporting that a Sopchoppy man was charged with felony fleeing and eluding police and other charges after he tried to escape from Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers in the Keys while lobstering.
    Jason Lawhon, 47, of Sopchoppy, led officers on a high-speed boat chase while throwing lobsters overboard.

  • Sheriff’s Report August 2, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week July 20 to 26.

    FRIDAY, JULY 20

  • Sheriff’s Report July 19, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week July 6 to July 12.

    FRIDAY, JULY 6

    • Terry Lines reported she was knocked to the ground by David Rigdon. Further investigation indicated Lines went to Rigdon’s home and began an altercation with him. Rigdon claimed that Lines  physically attacked him during the altercation. Both parties had minor injuries consistent with a physical fight. This case has been sent to detectives for further investigation.

  • FWC Law Enforcement Report July 12, 2018

    From FWC News

    Some of the cases handled by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement during June 15 to 21.
    (There were no cases reported for Wakulla County.)

  • ICE protestors go to Wakulla jail

    Staff Report
     
    About 30 protesters showed up at the Wakulla County Jail on Saturday, June 30, to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration and separating families.
    Undersheriff Billy Jones talked to the group, welcomed them, and said he stressed that there are no immigrant children held at the jail – which would be illegal.

  • Sheriff’s Report July 12, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week June 29 to July 5.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 29

    • A Crawfordville woman reported her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s was missing from their home. Deputies responded to the area and began to search for the missing man. After a brief search the missing subject was located by deputies at an intersection near his home. The patient was checked and cleared by EMS and returned to the care of his wife.

    SATURDAY,
    JUNE 30

  • Sheriff’s Report July 5, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week June 22 to 28.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 22

    • A traffic stop was conducted in the 4000 block of Bloxham Cutoff Road, for a tag registration violation. Upon contact with the driver, Shawn Bray, it was determined he did not have a valid driver’s license and was a habitual offender.

  • New circuit judge

    Circuit Judge J. Lee Marsh, wife Karin Marsh, and Circuit Judge Charles W. Dodson administering the oath. Nineteen judges were in attendance, including  Chief Judge Jonathan Sjostrom, as well as Sen. Bill Montford, State Attorney Jack Campbell, Public Defender Andy Thomas, and Leon County Commissioner John Dailey. The Second Circuit serves the citizens of Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties.  (Photo by Paula Watkins/Special to The News)