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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place early this morning at McDonalds within Loves Travel Shop, located at 17750 State Highway 285, Mossy Head.  Two black male suspects with partially covered faces entered the business around 3:15 am this morning.  One of the suspects brandished a 22 magnum handgun and demanded money.  Both suspects fled with approximately $2,500 in a 2008 Mazda with a Louisiana tag heading towards Niceville.  Patrol deputies pursued and stopped the suspect’s vehicle.  Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.  A third suspect was apprehended a few hours later near Hwy 90 and Emma Lane in Mossy Head.  The weapon used during the robbery and the stolen money have been recovered. 

The suspects were identified as;

Kelly Eugene Stewart, 18, of Slidel, La.                                                                                                                                           Trevor Bernard Smalls, 19, of Mobile, Al.                                                                                                                                                Christopher Wayne Smith, 20, of Slidel, La.

All suspects have been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. Additionally Smith was charged with Aggravated Assault. All suspects have been booked into the Walton County Jail.                                                                                                                         

 

Special thanks to the Florida Highway Patrol and Walton Corrections Institute for their assistance in the apprehension of the suspects.  No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

Cole was adjudicated on 06/15/1999 for sexual battery/coerces by threat.  Cole’s current address is 871 Nance Road, Laurel Hill.

Cole is a 46 year old white male, with brown hair and green eyes, 5’09” and 183 lbs.

There are currently 149 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.

 

 

St Onge was adjudicated on 10/16/1998 lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 in Santa Rosa County, FL.  St Onge’s current address is 716 Wallace Road, DeFuniak Springs.

 

St Onge is a 38 year old white male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’08” and 240 lbs.

 

There are currently 150 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.

 

 

Lowe was adjudicated on 01/18/1994 for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 in Holmes County.  Lowe’s current address is 5213 Hwy 83, Defuniak Springs.

 

Lowe is a 46 year old white male, with brown hair and brown eyes, 6’00” and 232 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.

 

 

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.