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"We have been recognized as a leader in law enforcement innovation and have received state accreditation. The men and women of your sheriff's office have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and a commitment to service to the citizens and visitors of this county. It is an honor and privilege to serve with them." ~ Sheriff Mike Adkinson

  • One Arrested on Multiple Charges after Short Foot Pursuit off Highway 98

      Yesterday morning, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in reference to a domestic violence situation at a Santa Rosa Beach residence.  Further investigation revealed the subject in question had a current no contact order for previous domestic violence.  After leaving the residence, a deputy observed the suspect, Bob Junior Fisher, driving a vehicle described by the victim.  In an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, Fisher jumped out of the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot.  A perimeter was quickly set up by the Sheriff’s Office and Walton Correctional Institute K9 Unit responded to the scene.  A short while later, Fisher was apprehended and arrested without incident. Fisher, 39, of Santa Rosa Beach, was charged with resisting an off ...

    Friday, 19 December 2014
  • Sexual Offender Jeffrey A Birdwell Address Notification

    Birdwell was adjudicated in Escambia County, Florida, on 9/25/2012 for sex battery/injury not likely.  Birdwell’s address is 404 Rogers Road, DeFuniak Springs.    Birdwell is a 31 year old white male with a blonde hair and hazel eyes, 6’01” and 152 lbs   There are currently 152 registered sex offenders/predators living in Walton County.   The WCSO 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.   ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • Sexual Offender Joseph Charles Alexander Address Notification

      Alexander was adjudicated in Walton County, Florida, on 3/18/2010 for lewd and lascivious battery sex with a victim between the ages of 12 – 15.  Alexander’s address is 691 North 4th Street, DeFuniak Springs.    Alexander is a 46 year old white male with a blonde head and blue eyes, 6’01” and 170 lbs   There are currently 152 registered sex offenders/predators living in Walton County.   The WCSO 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 neighbor ...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014
  • Search Warrant Leads to Five Arrest

        On December 11, 2014, members of Investigations and the Vice/Narcotics executed a search warrant at the home of Richard Marinelli, 50, located at 103 Santa Rosa Street, Santa Rosa Beach.   During the course of the search, a methamphetamine lab was located inside Marinelli's utility closet which consisted of a cook vessel, two plastic containers with methamphetamine oil residue, ammonium nitrate and lye. A plastic bottle containing approximately 200 grams of a bi-layer liquid was located in a China cabinet.   Also located inside the residence were several items that had been reported stolen by an elderly victim.   Five individuals were arrested as a result of the search warrant and are currently in the Walton County Jail. They are as ...

    Friday, 12 December 2014
  • Sexual Offender Michael Dean Fatheree Change of Address Notification

      Fatheree was adjudicated in Walton County, Florida, on 8/30/1996 for lewd and lascivious battery on a child between the ages of 12 – 15.  Fatheree’s new address is 215 BMW Road, Ponce De Leon.    Fatheree is a 36 year old white male with a bald head and brown eyes, 5’10” and 190 lbs   There are currently 150 registered sex offenders/predators living in Walton County.   The WCSO 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.   ...

    Monday, 08 December 2014
  • WCSO Assists DCF, Leads to Meth Arrest in DeFuniak Springs

      On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and the Department of Children and Families responded to 935 Campbell Road, Defuniak Springs, FL, in reference to allegations of meth manufacturing and use with a child present in the home.  Upon arrival, Investigators found several items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, via the One-Pot Method.  Investigators found used cook vessels, several jars of methamphetamine oil, a gas generator, and syringes throughout the home. All of the items that were located were within easy reach of a two year old child living in the residence.   Tina Madeline Mckee, 42, who resides at the above address, was arrested and charged with Cruelty Towards a Child, T ...

    Friday, 05 December 2014
  • Problem Oriented Policing Unit Makes Drug Arrest

      On Thursday, December 4, 2014, a member of the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP), observed a vehicle that had damage to the driver’s side front bumper area and windshield.  As the deputy attempted to make contact, the vehicle increased its speed in attempt to get away but eventually pulled over.  The deputy made contact with the driver, searched the vehicle after getting consent and the driver was issued a warning.  Once the vehicle left, the deputy noticed a purple Crown Royal Bag containing multiple drugs and paraphernalia.  The deputy removed the drugs and paraphernalia and put the bag back where it was located.  An investigator responded to the area and watched the bag.  The vehicle that was pulled over by the deputy returned and a black male wa ...

    Friday, 05 December 2014
  • Sexual Offender Dale Frederick French Address Notification

    French was adjudicated on 09/03/1998 for child sexually abusive activity in Barry County, Michigan.  French’s current address is 7720 State Hwy 81, Ponce De Leon.   French is a 66 year old white male, with a bald head and blue eyes, 5’06” and 176 lbs.   There are currently 151 registered sex offenders/predators living in Walton County.   The WCSO 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.   ...

    Thursday, 04 December 2014
  • Search for Missing Person, Allan McNelis

      The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Allan McNelis, 67, of Santa Rosa Beach.  McNelis was last seen Sunday morning (11/23), wearing a yellow button down shirt, khaki pants, brown lace-up boots and a black Kangol brand cap, which he wears backwards.  McNelis is a white male, with a thin build, standing 6’01” and weighing approximately 165 pounds.  He has medium length white/grey hair, brown eyes and a goatee.  Anyone with information on Allan McNelis is asked to please contact Sergeant Angie Hogeboom at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.      ...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
  • WCSO Nets Five Arrests After Meth Lab Bust

      On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit served a probable cause search warrant at 103 Santa Rosa Street, Santa Rosa Beach.  Investigators located an active “one-pot” methamphetamine lab, along with over 200 grams of bi-layer liquids which is suspected to be meth oil.  Investigators also found pre-curser chemicals and used syringes lying throughout the small camper trailer.  Upon execution of the warrant, the following individuals were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia:   Troy Lynn Roberts, 37, 103 Santa Rosa Street, Santa Rosa Beach   Taylor Alexis Gates, 20, 103 Santa Rosa Street, Santa Rosa Beach   Samuel D ...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Use of Force/Pursuit Review

During 2013, there were fifty-eight (58) Use of Force reviews and two (2) Pursuit reviews conducted by the Internal Affairs Office. Findings were as follows:
 
Use of Force:
  • 58 Justified
  • 0 Unjustified
 
Pursuits:
  • 2 Justified
  • 0 Unjustified

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  • I am grateful for the young lives that our sheriffs department have probably saved. Thanks for keeping your citizens and your spring breakers safe. Making a clear statement that underage drinking will not be tolerated prevents an untold number of crimes and injuries from happening. Y'all do an excellent job!
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