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Odell was adjudicated on 10/29/1997 for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 in Okaloosa County.  On 10/10/2005, Odell was adjudicated for failing to register as a sexual offender in Walton County and adjudicated again on 1/05/2012 for failing to register as a sexual offender in Holmes County.  Odell’s current address is 123 E Marigold Avenue, Defuniak Springs.

 

Odell is a 36 year old white male, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’04” and 122 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 Thursday, November 6th, members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit assisted State Probation with an administrative search at the home of Charl...es Levi Alford, 25, and Nathan Allen Wiley, 27, of 70 Bens Road, DeFuniak Springs. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office secured the residence and obtained a probable cause search warrant. During the search of the residence, Investigators found drug equipment and ammunition in Alford’s bedroom. He was charged with possession of drug equipment and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. A container of methamphetamine was located in Nathan Wiley’s bedroom, as well as chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine. Wiley was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, possession of listed chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and manufacturing methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a church.

L to R: Wiley and Alford

 

Did you know that teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash as other drivers?  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of our young drivers and is offering a program called the Teen Driver Challenge.  It is a free course designed to help teens boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash.  The program will provide a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training.  The classroom portion will take place on Friday, December 5th at Freeport High School, located at 12615 Business Hwy 331, Freeport, in room 201 from 5 pm to 9 pm.  The driving portion will take place at 8 am on Saturday, December 6th, at Freeport High School.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

 

 

 

Teens 15-19 are eligible and MUST have a valid Learner’s Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and participants must provide their own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance is required.  The class is limited to 12 students and all others will be placed on a waiting list for future classes.

 

The Teen Driver Challenge is not an advanced driving course. It is a defensive driving program that covers the following topics and driving exercises:

 

Classroom Topics (4 Hours)

·         Vehicle Dynamics

·         Human Factors

·         Responsibility

·         Liability

·         Drug and Alcohol Use

·         Night Driving

·         Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

Driving Range Exercises (8 Hours)

·         Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Breaking

·         Evasive Maneuvers

·         Cornering

·         Backing

·         Forward and Reverse Serpentine

·         Figure 8

·         Off Road Recovery

·         Skid Control

 

The program is backed by the Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) and supported by the Sheriff.  For more information please contact your student’s School Resource Deputy.

 

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On Monday, November 3
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, a deputy responded to 9100 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Miramar Beach, in reference to four individuals skating in the closed ice rink.  Upon arrival, the deputy observed three males dressed up as Batman, Robin and Superman and one female skating on the ice with a snow shovel.  The deputy made contact with the individuals and asked if they worked at the establishment or was a resident of Sandestin property.  All the individuals stated “no.”  Austin Dunn, 20, Mitchel Carelly, 21, Jake Gorman, 18 and Emily Shoulders, 18, were arrested for trespassing and transported to the Walton County Jail.  Sandestin Security assisted in the incident. 

 

 

 

Flanagan was adjudicated on 04/24/2003 for lewd or lascivious molestation victim under 12 years old in Walton County, FL.  Flanagan’s current address is 816 Caswell Road, DeFuniak Springs.

 

Flanagan is a 27 year old white male, with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’06” and 168 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.

 

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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.