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ALABAMA SUBSTITUTE TEACHER; CHAPERONE ARRESTED IN WALTON COUNTY FOR SPRING BREAK OPEN HOUSE PARTIES BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS

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March 24, 2017

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A senior trip ends in the arrest of a substitute teacher out of Montgomery, Alabama following a complaint of a naked female in the roadway early Friday morning.

March 24th at approximately 12:35am deputies responded to the area of Sandcastles Court, in reference to a young naked female in the roadway with two males. When deputies arrived they observed two highly intoxicated individuals exiting the house at 43 Sandcastles Court.

One of the men, Mr. Walton McClendon Johnson, 28, stated he was the guardian and there were underage students inside the house drinking in their rooms. He advised he was aware of the illegal consumption of alcohol by minors, but that he did not provide the alcohol to them.

The deputies approached the home and noticed several open containers of alcohol visible through the door’s window. The deputies knocked and were allowed inside and located several cases of beer and several bottles of liquor. All of the alcohol was in plain view and accessible to everyone in the house.

Everyone in the house knew the alcohol was there and was participating in the party. Marijuana smoke was present in the home and several containers of marijuana and controlled pills were located throughout the kitchen and living room.

The deputies on scene arrested 21 people for minor in possession of alcohol, mostly boys, and all were transported to the Walton County Jail. Thirteen other juveniles were released with a notice to appear. Thursday morning a chaperone from the same school district, Misty Dell Brooks, 42, was also arrested for open house party after deputies found several underage students, mostly girls, with alcohol.

Mr. Johnson was charged with 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and open house party.

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CRIME STOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED

 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on the following subjects wanted out of our jurisdiction;

Donald Junior Goike– White male, 61 YOA, 6’01”, 178 lbs., Brown hair, Blue eyes.   This subject is wanted on a Felony Violation of Probation warrant for the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) and Possession of a Controlled Substance X2 (Valium) and Domestic Violence Battery.  He was last seen in Walton County Florida.

Carlos Urbina-Suarez– Hispanic male, 29 YOA, 5’06”, 150 lbs., Black hair, Brown eyes.   This subject is wanted on a Felony Arrest Warrant for Larceny over $300.00 less than $5,000.00 X 3 and Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling X3.   He was last seen in Walton County Florida.

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GUNS, DRUGS FOUND FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP; THREE BEHIND BARS

 

 

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March 23, 2017

Liberty, Fla—Two guns are taken out of the hands of felons and drugs are off taken off the street following a traffic stop for a felony warrant in Walton County.

Thursday afternoon Walton County Sheriff’s Office stopped Alexis Norris, 32, while she was traveling in a maroon Nissan Altima leaving the Paxton area. Norris, who had active felony warrants for burglary, was wanted out of Walton County.

Deputies caught up with the vehicle just south of Liberty on 331N and a traffic stop was conducted. A K9 unit was dispatched and alerted to drugs inside the vehicle. The result was the discovery of multiple pills, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia including a spoon with residue and hypodermic needles.

Norris, Georgia Senterfitt, 23, and Fabian Rutherford, 26, have been arrested on various charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and outstanding felony warrants.

Their charges can be found by following the following links:

Norris: http://nwscorrections.waltonso.org/WaltonCounty/Inmate/Detail/-80947

Rutherford: http://nwscorrections.waltonso.org/WaltonCounty/Inmate/Detail/-4212

Senterfitt: http://nwscorrections.waltonso.org/WaltonCounty/Inmate/Detail/-116224

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23 DAYS MISSING

LizzetteWCSO SEEKING INFORMATION ON RUNAWAY SANTA ROSA BEACH TEEN 

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March 22, 2017

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A 16-year-old runaway has been missing for 23 days and Walton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their plea for the public’s help in locating her.

Lizzette Flores, 16, was last seen at home in Santa Rosa Beach on February 28th when she and a 14-year-old friend snuck out of the house and went to Pensacola with an unknown black male. The friend has since returned home, but Flores has not. Flores has also not used her social media since early in March.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office is working alongside Pensacola Police Department and other agencies that are assisting in locating Flores.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Flores you are encouraged to contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at http://www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.

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CRIME STOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on the following subjects wanted out of our jurisdiction;

DeWayne Bargaineer– Black male, 55 YOA, 5’09”, 145 lbs., Black hair, Brown eyes.  This subject is wanted on a Felony Violation of Probation warrant for the original charge of Possession of Cocaine. He was last seen in Walton County Florida.

Todd E. Logan– White male, 52 YOA, 5’07”,115 lbs., Brown hair, Green eyes.  This subject is wanted on a felony arrest warrant for Uttering Forged Bank Bill/ Note/ Check/ or Draft.  He was last seen in Walton County Florida.

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ATLOW HIT WITH ADDITIONAL CHARGES; SEARCH WARRANT UNCOVERS HEROIN & METH

 

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March 15, 2017

Walton County, Fla— A search warrant uncovers felony amounts of heroin and methamphetamine packaged for sale following the arrest of a shooting suspect in DeFuniak Springs.

Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 1266 Kings Lake Road, the residence of Travis Ryan Atlow, on the night of March 11th. During the course of the search investigators located several jeweler’s bags with methamphetamine (ICE) packaged for sale. Investigators also located a jeweler’s bag of heroin packaged for sale. Other items included a set of digital scales, numerous plastic jeweler’s bags, weight used for weighing the drugs, hypodermic syringes and a spoon with residue. Atlow was subsequently charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Atlow was arrested Saturday following an incident where he shot at an occupied vehicle on Bob Sikes Road, but did not strike anyone.

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released once it’s available.

RELATED ARTICLES:

http://waltonso.org/2017/03/11/wcso-investigating-shooting-suspect-in-custody/

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TURN ‘EM IN TUESDAY – JAMES BATSON

They say money can’t buy happiness. But, it can buy you a boat. But, James doesn’t care. Because he just steals boats. And the trailer they sit on. That’s why James Batson, 48, is our Turn ’em in Tuesday featured felon. He is wanted by Walton County Sheriff’s Office for grand theft and violation of probation after stealing a boat that was listed for sale in DeFuniak Springs. Just sittin’ on the side of the road. Minding it’s own business. Waiting for someone to buy it so they could go fishin’ and be happy. But, no. James likes to steal. So, now nobody’s happy.
 
Help us find James so we can make our victim happy. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Batson you are encouraged to contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at http://www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.
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CRIME STOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on the following subjects wanted out of our jurisdiction;

Bryan Matthew Cox– White male, 31 YOA, 6’2”, 110 lbs., Brown hair, Hazel eyes.  This subject is wanted on a Felony Violation of Probation Warrant for the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.   He was last seen in Walton County Florida.

Pamela Schutte– White female, 53 YOA, 5’07”, Brown hair, Brown eyes.   This subject is wanted on 3 Felony Arrest Warrants for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance more than 4 grams but less than 30 KG X2, and Possession of a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery, Deception or Subterfuge.  She was last seen in Walton County Florida.

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WCSO INVESTIGATING SHOOTING; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

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1CY058BHMarch 11, 2017

DeFuniak Springs, Fla— An argument starting at Burger King in DeFuniak Springs turned violent after the suspect chased the victim and fired shots at her vehicle.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ates Ranch Road at approximately 12:39pm following a 911 call from the victim who stated she and Travis Atlow, 31, got into an argument at the Burger King when he displayed a gun. She fled down Bob Sikes Road and said Atlow stuck the gun out the window and fired one round that did not strike anything. Atlow followed the victim down Boy Scout Road after crossing over the interstate and fired several more rounds striking the victim’s vehicle.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a bullet struck the vehicle and a shell casing was also found where the victim stated the incident occurred.. Atlow was placed under arrest and is currently being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless discharge, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This investigation is ongoing and more details will be released once they are available.

Atlow was out on bond on charges of possession of a controlled substance and battery causing bodily harm back in November 2016.

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COAST-TO-COAST CRIMINALS IDENTIFIED BY WCSO; EXTRADITED TO WALTON COUNTY

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March 10, 2017

Walton County, Fla— A crime spree that began in Orange County California and ended in Jacksonville, Florida has landed two behind bars after Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators and crime analysts ID one of two suspects involved – breaking the case wide open.

January 30th the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to several vehicle burglaries in the Miramar Beach area, one involving a stolen .380 caliber handgun. The two suspects targeted unlocked vehicles stealing everything from wallets, to debit cards and checks. On the same day, two suspects attempted to cash a check drawn on a victim’s account at Regions Bank located at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola, Florida using a stolen driver’s license belonging to a Jeffrey Winkler from California. Contact was made with Winkler’s mother who advised he was currently incarcerated. Winkler’s mother was able to positively identify Daniel Asano, 25, as one of her son’s former friends who had access to Jeffrey’s driver’s license after he was incarcerated. Asano was also suspected of depositing a check into another victim’s account in Gulf Breeze in an attempt to withdraw it.

Upon further investigation by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau, Crime Prevention Analysts and multiple cooperating agencies including Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators found that Asano and Brown committed similar crimes in Bay, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, as well as seven other jurisdictions during their crime spree. The two were captured in Jacksonville, Florida checking into a hotel with a stolen rental car on February 16th.

Daniel Asano and Gweynn Brown received more than 15 charges, including petit theft, burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and armed burglary. Asano was extradited on February 24th and Brown was extradited today from Jacksonville.

RELATED ARTICLES:

http://weartv.com/news/local/police-woman-poured-glue-into-two-atm-machines

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/woman-arrested-in-jacksonville-for-pouring-glue-in-atm/494836802

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