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On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Deputy Gibson was attempting to locate John Geralds, of 127 Center Street, Freeport, who had warrants out of Okaloosa County. Deputy Gibson had gathered information that led him to believe Geralds was traveling with a Jonathan Brown, also of 127 Center St Freeport, in a white Yukon. 

While in the area of Juniper Avenue, Deputy Gibson observed the Yukon and eventually stopped the vehicle.  Brown exited the vehicle and spoke to the Deputy. Throughout the conversation it was learned that Geralds was in fact at Brown’s residence and that there was an active methamphetamine lab. Deputy Gibson contacted the VICE/Narcotics Unit upon learning this information and obtained a consent to search the residence. 

Once the VICE/Narcotics Unit arrived, the residence was searched and several listed chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine was found as well as over 14 grams of methamphetamine oil. 

Jonathan Brown was arrested and charged with the production of methamphetamine, traffic in methamphetamine 14 grams or over and possession of narcotic equipment. 

John Geralds was arrested and charged with the production of methamphetamine, traffic in methamphetamine 14 grams or over, possession of narcotic equipment and failure to register address as a sex offender. 

Brown and Geralds are currently in the Walton County Department of Corrections.

 

On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Jeffrey Michael Curzio of Freeport, FL, was arrested for Obscene Communication: Use of a computer to seduce, solicit, lure a child, which is a 3rd degree Felony.

 

Between the dates of June 30th, 2014 and July 2nd, 2014, Curzio communicated with a juvenile female using a cellular phone application called “KIK Messenger.”  Duing the conversations, Curzio made numerous statements soliciting the juvenile female to send sexual photographs and to engage in sexual activity.

 

Curzio is currently in the Walton County Department of Corrections on a $25,000 bond.

 

 

Godwin was adjudicated on 08/09/1993 for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 and Sex Battery/INJ Not Likely and on 11/05/2003 was adjudicated for failure to register in Walton County.  Godwin’s new address is: 156 Farrell Drive, Defuniak Springs. 

 

Godwin is a 59 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’06” and 124 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.

 

 

Brewster was adjudicated on 09/26/1988 for a sex offense, other state (gross sexual imposition) in Franklin, Ohio.  Brewster’s new address is 90 Business Park Road, DeFuniak Springs. 

 

Brewster is a 59 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’07” and 143 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.

 

 

Ross was adjudicated on 03/21/2001 for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 in Okaloosa County and on 12/12/2005 was adjudicated for failure to register as a sexual predator in Walton County.  Ross’s new address is 9962 Hwy 183 South, Ponce De Leon. 

 

Ross is a 34 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 6’00” and 220 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.

 

 

Godwin was adjudicated on 08/09/1993 for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 and Sex Battery/INJ Not Likely and on 11/05/2003 was adjudicated for failure to register in Walton County.  Godwin’s new address is: 192 E Big Cypress Avenue, Defuniak Springs. 

 

Godwin is a 59 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’06” and 124 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.

 

 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Paul Michael Brisson, 16, of DeFuniak Springs.  Brisson was last seen by his grandmother on Friday morning, July 25th.  He left home wearing grey shorts and a black shirt.  Brisson has a four leaf clover tattoo on his hand in between his thumb and pointer finger.  He is 5’8”, weighs 185 lbs and has black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information on Michael Paul Brisson is asked to please contact Investigator Donna Armstrong at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.   

 

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Deputies are on scene at a home in Miramar Beach investigating a death that occurred today. The victim, Ken Long, 50, of Miramar Beach, was hired to repair a dock at a private home off Shore Drive. The homeowner found the victim floating face down in the water. The family has been notified and the cause of death is under investigation.

 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, last night around 6 pm.  Charges stem from the June 16th, 2014, search warrants that started Operation Avalanche.  Platteborze was booked into the Walton County Jail on $10,000 bond.

 

Investigations are on-going and more information will be released once available.

 

 

On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at the time of the search, was found to be in direct vicinity of used “shake and bake” cook vessels.  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit secured a probable cause search warrant for the residence due to the findings of the State Probation Officers.  After the execution of the search warrant, the Vice/Narcotics Unit located muriatic acid, Coleman fuel, lighter fluid, cut lithium batteries and coffee filters in the area where the cook vessels were located previously.

 

 

Lawrence Aucion was arrested and charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.