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WCSO CAPTAIN GRADUATES FROM SOUTHERN POLICE INSTITUTE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS COURSE

For Immediate Release June 14, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—Captain Jimmy Fannin has become the fourth graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course from Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The Southern Police Institute is an integral part of the Department

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ABSCONDED SEXUAL PREDATOR SOUGHT BY WCSO  

  For Immediate Release June 13, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A man fails to register as a sexual predator in Walton County after his release from a Georgia prison. Now, Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help

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THIEF STEALS KID’S BICYCLES OFF MCDANIELS FISHCAMP ROAD; MEANWHILE IT’S SUMMER

Who steals kid’s bicycles in the middle of summer? Seriously. That’s what Walton County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out following a report of a burglary off McDaniels Fishcamp Road in Freeport. On June 6th deputies took a report

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR INCITING RIOT AT DJJ FACILITY IN WALTON COUNTY

For Immediate Release June 8, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A group of teenagers are arrested on felony charges after a suspected gang related incident at a facility contracted through the Department of Juvenile Justice. At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday,

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“He did for our family what we could not do ourselves.”

FAMILY COMMENDS WCSO DEPUTY AFTER DEATH OF LOVED ONE For Immediate Release June 6, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A deputy responds to a home in Walton County after a family’s plea to check on a loved one. When their worst

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90-YEAR-OLD DEFRAUDED OUT OF $8,000; SCAMMERS PICKED UP CASH IN PERSON

For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— A scam targets an elderly Walton County woman, defrauding her of thousands. Now, Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be aware and educate their loved ones. June 2nd

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KEYS LEFT IN VEHICLE STOLEN AT FREEPORT GAS STATION; WCSO IDENTIFIES SUSPECT

For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 Freeport, Fla— For the second time in less than a month a vehicle is stolen with the keys still inside at a Walton County gas station. On May 31, 2017 the Walton County Sheriff’s

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WATER RESCUE CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY

For Immediate Release June 3, 2017 A kayaker struggling to come ashore for several hours is rescued by Walton County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit. The man told dispatchers he had been fighting against the current to get to shore, but

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MIRAMAR BEACH MAN ARRESTED FOR LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION

For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— A registered sex offender is back behind bars following an investigation by a Walton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator. Todd Hunter Griffith, 52, is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a

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“YOU GOT ME, IT’S ALL MINE.”

GUN, PILLS, AND METH CONFISCATED AFTER DRIVER RUNS RED LIGHT For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Two men are behind bars on drug charges after running a red light late Monday night. A motorist driving a black

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