The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on the following subjects wanted out of our jurisdiction:
Emmee Ruth Davis– White female, 39 YOA, 5’06”, 125 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. This subject is wanted on a Felony Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance w/out a prescription X3, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Methamphetamine. She was last seen in Walton County Florida.
Miquel Vincente Hester– Black male, 46 YOA, 6’03”, 250 lbs., bald hair and brown eyes. This subject is wanted on a Felony Violation of Probation for the original charge of Constructive Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance and Fraudulent use of a Credit Card. He was last seen in Walton County Florida.
Walton County, Fla— A Freeport man is now behind bars after pointing a gun at his girlfriend and her children.
At 10:30pm Friday evening Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman stating she had been involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, later identified as Kyle McMullen, 31, at a home on Kylea Laird Drive. During the altercation the victim said McMullen pulled a gun and pointed it at her while she was holding one of her children and stated he would kill her and her kids. The victim also stated Kyle told her he would kill any law enforcement who entered the house to try to take him into custody. The victim told dispatchers there were several guns in the home and lots of ammo.
Several attempts were made by the responding deputies to make contact with the suspect. After approximately one hour the WCSO SWAT team was notified and responded. The team made entry into the residence after SWAT Negotiators were unable to establish contact McMullen. He was taken into custody without incident.
“The professionalism of our SWAT team members and the deputies on patrol prevented this from resulting in a tragedy,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Thanks to our training the suspect was taken into custody safely and all law enforcement returned home.”
“We’ve had over a dozen barricaded suspects in the last few years and all have been taken into custody safely. It’s unfortunate, but it may not always turn out this way.”
McMullen is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple battery, domestic violence, and child endangerment.
Run or be overrun! The Third Annual WCSO Zombie 5k Run is just one week away and we are gearing up for our best event yet! The 3.1 mile course has everything from obstacles to blood thirsty zombies!
Defuniak Springs, Fla— John Bollinger was found guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation with a victim less than 12 years of age in 2003 in Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Bollinger’s address is 302 Nowling Road in DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. He is 33 years of age, stands at approximately 6’04”, and weighs 136 pounds.
There are currently (21) sexual predators and (132) sex offenders living in Walton County.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office encourages families to visit www.flsexoffender.net to subscribe to receive e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into neighborhoods. WCSO also encourages citizens to use the neighborhood search feature prior to signing up for alerts to identify registered sexual offenders and predators currently living in neighborhoods.
A Freeport woman is in jail after burglarizing her neighbor’s property off Eastern Street in Walton County.
Skyler Anderson is charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, burglary of an occupied dwelling, and grand theft after stealing several items from the victim’s work shop and the victim’s car port. The victim awoke to find Anderson leaving the property with stolen items and attempted to approach her. She then fled to her nearby residence.
WCSO deputies responded to the burglary in progress and a perimeter was set up at the suspect’s home at 128 Eastern Street as a search warrant was being worked. Deputies observed several of the stolen items in the yard and believed in the residence. After several hours Skyler came out of the home and was arrested. The rest of the stolen items were located in the residence and returned to the owner. Some of those items include; a prom dress, jumper cables, shovel, electric leaf blower, chainsaw, vanity mirror, two bags of miracle grow, sling blade, box fan, and three pecan trees.
While en route to the Walton County Jail Skyler kicked at the windows, barrier partition, and head butted the partition numerous times inside the patrol car. Skyler also spit on the partition and door. Once arrived at the Jail Skyler was turned over to Correction Officers for processing.
We’ve scheduled our second Teen Driver Challenge for 2016! Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce our next Teen Driver Challenge scheduled for November 4th at Freeport High school.
Is your teen about to start driving? Nervous to hand over the keys? Let the deputies at Walton County Sheriff’s Office help!
The Teen Driver Challenge course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash. Please note: the Teen Driver Challenge is not a supplemental or advanced driving course. It is a defensive driving program that covers various topics including:
TDC students are required to have a Florida Learner’s Permit or a valid Florida Operator’s License and have use of an automobile they usually operate during the driving exercises.
The class will be meeting at Freeport High School at 5pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday. Saturday’s class will go to 5pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This has all the feels.
Imagine you’re a bride and just spent an entire year planning your big day on Blue Mountain Beach. But, you find out the beach access where you’re getting married has three flights of stairs and a steep incline.
Therefore, not accommodating grandma and grandpa. After a few calls, the bride decided to give Walton County Sheriff’s Office a ring. (See what I did there?) Cue the wedding bells AND Deputy Eric Alexander and Deputy Ryan Hooks saving the day by escorting four wedding guests down to the beach in their vehicles.
Don’t our trucks make a great back drop? ::Swoon::
Photo Credit (Above and Below): Nicktrail Photography
UPDATE: Guillermo Sanchez Jr was apprehended without incident on Thursday October 13th.
No one likes a thief. Especially one that’s supposed to be cleaning your house – not stealing from it. That’s why this week our Turm ’em in Tuesday featured guest is Guillermo Sanchez Junior, 40, of DeFuniak Springs.
Guillermo was hired as a housekeeper for a resort in Santa Rosa Beach. He entered a room he was not scheduled to clean and took rings belonging to the guest. A few days after the theft he pawned some of the jewelry in Atlanta, Georgia. He was last known to live at 94 Graham Ave in Defuniak Springs.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact 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 www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.
DeFuniak Springs, Fla— On October 8th the Walton County Sheriff’s Office lost a dedicated servant of the community.
Sergeant Andy Tillis passed away at his home on East Indian Creek Ranch Road on Saturday morning. Tillis served more than 20 years in law enforcement and retired in December of 2015 after falling ill.
The Sheriff sent an email to employees Saturday afternoon:
“I am deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of retired Sergeant Andy Tillis. Andy has struggled with health problems for the last few years. But, Andy was one who always maintained his sense of humor. Before his retirement, the agency was performing routine checks about zone activity. While doing that we found that Andy had written 96 reports for the year while working the Red Bay zone. The most any other deputy in his zone was eight reports. He was the only deputy north of the bay to do anything close to that level of activity; all while working in the slowest zone in the county. Add to it that, at the time, Andy was in his 23rd year on the job. I think that tells you a lot about Andy’s love for the people he worked with and the people he served.
I know Andy was a believer and we discussed his faith many times. Today, Andy suffers no more and is well in the presence of his father. Andy was a good man and I will miss him. Godspeed.
Sheriff Michael Adkinson”
The family will be receiving friends from 9:00~10:00 AM, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.
Walton County, Fla— A little league coach already incarcerated in Walton County is now charged with sexual battery on an eight year old.
Hughes was arrested on September 15th for using a computer to solicit a parent to consent to the participation of their child in sexual conduct, knowingly transmitting child porn, and promoting sexual performance of a child during August 2016 through September of 2016. The age of the child Hughes requested to have sexual contact was 10 years of age. The photography Hughes transmitted was of a young female, age 5 or 6, performing oral sex on a male.
During the investigation following Hughes arrest an eight year old female disclosed to Walton County investigators that Hughes had touched her inappropriately and made her take her clothes off so he could photograph and video tape her. She also told investigators Hughes told her not to tell anybody. The victim also revealed to investigators that Hughes forced her to watch the recordings of her molestation.
“This is a sick individual who has caused unimaginable harm to this little girl,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Additional child pornography trafficking images have been identified, which may lead to the identity of more victims. As sad as this case is, we know there may be more victims.”
According to the victim this abuse started when she was 6 or 7 years old. Her description of the inappropriate touching varied from each occurrence but all involved sexual molestation. Hughes is charged with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 and showing obscene material to a minor. He is currently being held on $500,000 bond.