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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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FIFTEEN CAR BURGLARIES OVER THE WEEKEND; ONE WEAPON STOLEN

For Immediate Release November 20, 2017 SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla— Fifteen car burglaries were reported over the weekend in the south end of Walton County— all vehicles were left unlocked and one firearm was stolen. The car burglaries occurred between

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ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED; ONE STILL WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH OCTOBER AMBER ALERT

For Immediate Release November 17, 2017 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— An arrest has been made in connection with an Amber Alert issued out of Walton County in October. Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

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WALTON COUNTY DUMP TRUCK DRIVER ARRESTED FOR OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

For Immediate Release November 17, 2017 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A Walton County Public Works employee is arrested after stealing asphalt and falsifying activity logs while working as a dump truck driver. In early November, a report was filed with the

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WALTON COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR ARRESTED FOR INSURANCE FRAUD

Walton County, Fla—The Human Resources Director for Walton County is arrested for insurance fraud following an investigation by Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Insurance Fraud. On October 17th WCSO was notified of potential

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