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JUVENILE ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES FOR SELLING PILLS

For Immediate Release December 7, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla—  A 15-year-old is arrested following an investigation into the sale of narcotics. In October of this year, Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified Brendon Wayne Anderson, 15, was selling a

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AMBER ALERT SUSPECT CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla—John Harding, one of two suspects charged in the October Amber Alert out of Walton County, has been extradited and charged with kidnapping. On October 28th  Joseph Harding, 35, and Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, entered a home on Otter

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GUN DISCOVERED ON SCHOOL BUS; OUR PRIORITY IN REPORTING

On Friday, December 1st a gun was discovered on a school bus returning kids home from Maude Saunders Elementary School. Nearing the end of the route, the gun was reported to the school bus driver by a student who saw

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO MAKE CHANGES TO COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS FOR INMATES

For Immediate Release December 4, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— Inmates in Walton County will now be able to connect with friends and family easier, faster, and more safely. Starting December 7th Walton County Sheriff’s Office will change jail phone system

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UNDERCOVER STING LEADS TO ARREST OF POLK COUNTY MAN FOR SOLICITING A CHILD FOR SEX

For Immediate Release December 1, 2017 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A Polk County man is behind bars after soliciting sex with a minor following an undercover sting by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. The investigation began in October

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ONE FOUND DEAD AFTER DAYS OLD FIRE DISCOVERED IN RURAL DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— A house fire in rural DeFuniak Springs is discovered days after it claims the life of one victim. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Argyle Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call

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JACOB LYON’S FAMILY MAKES TEARFUL PLEA FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HIS WHEREABOUTS

For Immediate Release November 29, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— Every minute that passes is more painful for the family of Jacob Lyon. Wednesday, his loved ones made a tearful plea for information leading to his whereabouts. K9 teams from KlaasKids

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WHILE YOU’RE AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY…

Did you know that you can request home security checks while you’re away for the holidays? Walton County Sheriff’s Office highly encourages those who have plans to travel to call our non-emergency line and request a deputy check your property

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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING ON WINDFLOWER DRIVE

For Immediate Release November 27, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A suspect has been arrested following a suspicious shooting on Windflower Drive. On November 22nd around 9pm Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a victim who said he

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SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH OCTOBER AMBER ALERT

For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the October Amber Alert out of Walton County. On October 28th  Joseph Harding, 35, and Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, entered a home on

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