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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for James Dylan Weimorts, 17, of Ponce De Leon.  He was last seen by his grandmother on the eve of Wednesday, October 22nd.  Weimorts is 5’5, weighs 130 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information on James Weimorts is asked to please contact Investigator Donna Armstrong at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.

 

 

Dukes was adjudicated on 02/28/2004 for sex offense, other state (attempted rape, 1st degree) in Covington County, AL.  Dukes new address is: 15024 US Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

 

Dukes is a 35 year old white male, with brown hair and green eyes, 6’02” and 229 lbs.

 

There are currently 148 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.

 

 

     On October 24, 2014, at approximately 2:00am, deputies responded to the area of Symphony Way and Greater Hammock Bend where they located a missing 13 year old female from out of Bay County, Florida.

 

     Further investigation revealed that the victim had been with a white male, Timothy Daniel Stephens, 23yoa, of Mango Ln in Freeport, Fl. Stephens had first made contact with the victim by use of social media. Arrangements were made and he traveled to Bay County on October 22, 2014, picking up the victim and bringing her back to his residence. Once at the residence, Stephens did engage in sexual intercourse with said victim.

 

     On October 24, 2014, Stephens was placed under arrest and charged with Obscene Communication: Travel to meet after use of computer to lure child and Sexual Assault on Victim over 12yoa. Stephens is currently in the Walton County Jail.

 

Sutton was adjudicated on 05/12/1978 for a sexual battery, in Walton County.  Sutton’s current address is 234 John White Rd, DeFuniak Springs, Fl.

Sutton  is a 59 year black male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’10” and 198 lbs.

There are currently 147 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 received an anonymous tip shortly after midnight on Thursday, October 16th, where the caller stated that a man by the name of Christopher Dwight Ford was driving on Coy Burgess Loop in DeFuniak Springs and may be going to pick up a load of narcotics.  A description of the vehicle was given and the caller stated that Ford may have drugs and a gun inside the vehicle.  A BOLO (Be On The Look Out) was given to Deputies who were patrolling the area.  Deputies located the vehicle at McDonalds, which was described as an older model blue and white Chevy truck.  The tag number on the vehicle was run and it confirmed the vehicle belonged to Ford.  A traffic stop was initiated on I10 after the driver failed to signal as he merged into the eastbound lane and also crossing the fog line of the south shoulder.  Contact was made with the driver, who was identified as Christopher Ford.   

 

Deputies noticed Ford was wearing a holster and when asked where his gun was, Ford told deputies that he did not have a gun in the vehicle.  During the traffic stop, K9 Kayne made a positive alert for drugs on the vehicle.  A back pack was found in the front passenger seat that contained marijuana and numerous prescription pills.  A fully loaded black 40 caliber highpoint pistol was also located between the driver’s seat and center console.

 

Christopher Dwight Ford, 38, of 3533 River Road, Vernon, FL was arrested and charged with possession of drugs without a prescription, carrying a concealed weapon, display of a firearm during a felony, marijuana possession with intent to sell, manufacture or delivery, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and 19 counts for possession of narcotic equipment.   

 

Sorrells was adjudicated on 11/19/2002 for sexual abuse 2nd degree and on 05/01/2006 for failure to register as a sex offender in Covington County, AL.  Sorrells current address is 22823 US Hwy 331 North, Laurel Hill.

Sorrells is a 49 year old white male, with gray hair and blue eyes, 6’02” and 180 lbs.

There are currently 145 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.

 

 

 

 

 

On October 14, 2014, shortly after 6 pm, deputies responded to 167 State Road 85 (Laurel Hill) for a burglary in progress.  A witness saw one male suspect enter the closed convenience store known as Paradise Lotto, through the back of the building.  A red Dodge Dakota pickup truck was at the scene with a female waiting inside.  The male suspect had in his possession several packs of cigarettes and left with the female in the truck traveling towards Florala, AL.  Both suspects returned a few minutes later and pulled up behind another store located next to Paradise Lotto, which was owned by the witness.  The Sheriff’s Office was notified by the witness.  The witness stated that the male suspect was walking towards him and at that point, the witness pulled out his gun and had both suspects on the ground at gun point.  The Florala Police Department was notified by the Sheriff’s Office and their assistance was requested due to their close proximity.   Florala Police Department responded and detained both suspects until deputies arrived. 

 

Jacob Ryan Bundy, 17, and Tabitha Lynne Young, 19, of 25744 5th Avenue, Florala, AL is charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and larceny.

 

On October 9, 2014, members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at the residence of Jimmy Ray Thomas, 46, of 316 Juniper Drive in the Choctaw Beach community.

The search warrant is part of a lengthy investigation in reference to methamphetamine production in the area.

Thomas was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Trafficking in methamphetamine, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Kayla Mechelle Ailey, 23, also of 316 Juniper Drive in the Choctaw Beach community was also arrested during the search warrant and charged with Possession of a controlled substance.

Thomas and Ailey are currently being held at the Walton County Jail. 

In October of 2013 an investigation was opened up on Joseph Aaron Richards, 35, of 407 E. Renoir Rd, DeFuniak Springs, for chicken fighting.

On September 25, 2014, members of the Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at Richards residence. Several items were found to include publications on conditioning methods for fighting as well as how to prepare special diets prior to fighting the chickens. Richards was also found to be in possession of approximately 50 hens, roosters and biddies. Several of the chickens were seized and are now being housed at the Walton County Animal Shelter.

 

Richards was arrested and charged with Conservation-Animals Sell Poss Use Animal to Fight or Bait, a third degree felony, and Conservation-Animals Sell Poss Use Equipment for Animal Fight Bait, also a third degree felony. Richards is currently out on a $5000 bond. 

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Michael Charles Huber, 33, of 70 Camp Creek Road 7, Santa Rosa Beach, is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and resisting an officer without violence. 

On October 7, 2014, Deputies with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office met with the victim who lived out of state and was notified that he may have had items stolen from his trailer upon discovering that the door was open. The victim did find that items were missing at this time.

On October 2, 2014, Deputies had conducted a traffic stop on Huber and remembered seeing items described in the burglary as being in the vehicle. Further investigation into this incident revealed that the item described and the items in the vehicle were the same.

On October 7, 2014, at approximately 8:30pm, Deputies went to Huber’s place of employment to take him into custody. Upon their arrival, Huber fled out the back door of the establishment. A short foot pursuit followed and Huber was taken into custody.

Huber was taken to the Walton County Jail where he has since been released on a $10,000 bond.