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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal investigation’s Bureau in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office completed a yearlong fraud investigation of 53 year old Griffin Scott Littlefield of 3157 Club Drive, Miramar Beach.  According to the complaint, Littlefield had conned a local investor to invest $200,000 into his business, First Class Facility Maintenance LLC.  Littlefield made false promises and misrepresentations of future acts to obtain the funds and squandered the money.  Littlefield was also stealing from his own employees of the company, by failing to make payroll payments and withholding health insurance payments without providing a health insurance plan. Through a systematic, ongoing course of events, Littlefield stole $218,488 from 4 victims.  Upon discovering that the criminal investigation was underway, Littlefield fled the area to Birmingham, Alabama, and was arrested by the Trussville Police Department on June 19th.   On Tuesday, July 8th, Littlefield was arrested and booked into the Walton County Jail on a $50,000 bond.  Littlefield was charged with Grand Theft 1st Degree and Scheme to Defraud.

 

 

Lawrence Erik Alexander, 25, of 328 Margaret Boulevard, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested July 6th, for 3 counts of sexual assault on a victim over 12 years of age, failure to report vacating permanent residence and failure to comply with the registration law.  The victim disclosed to law enforcement and the Child Protective Investigator, that she had sex with Alexander on June 27th and July 5th.  Deputies conducted an address check and found that Alexander was in violation of Florida State Statute 943.0435, failing to register his current address with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

On February 6, 2014, Alexander was adjudicated for lewd and lascivious exhibition on a victim under 16 in Walton County.

 

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.

 

A preliminary investigation by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office indicates the death of a 63 year old white male from Atlanta is likely a suicide.  Investigators are in communication with the family and identification of the individual is being withheld.  The 63 year old was found at the base of Grand Dunes, Miramar Beach around 7 a.m. this morning. 

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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currentlyy investigating a death of a man found at the base of Grand Dunes, Miramar Beach.  He was found this morning around 7 am.  Patrol deputies and the WCSO Crime Scene Unit is onscene.  More informartion will be released once it becomes available. 

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Communications Officer Paige Merrifield Kypfer and her son are helping “Conner” find a home. Conner was picked up by animal control as a stray from 331N. He is a pit bull and very people friendly. Anyone interested may inquire or visit Conner at the Walton County Animal Shelter 850-892-8758.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau and Patrol Bureau can add four more arrests to “Operation Avalanche.”  Two individuals were arrested yesterday at a meth lab in Choctaw Beach.  Glen Mel Hunter, 44, of 73 Eastern Street, Freeport, was arrested for drug production, trafficking in methamphetamine, narcotic equipment possession and conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.  Hunter procured and delivered red phosphorus (a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine) to Charles Lewis Alford, who was arrested on June 16th, during Operation Avalanche.  Brittany Cecile Via, 24, of 596 Williams Road, DeFuniak Springs, was also arrested at the residence for drug possession and narcotic equipment possession.

 

In addition, Charlie “CJ” James Rhodes, 35, of 162 Pine Hill Road, DeFuniak Springs, and Sabrina Marie Thompson, 41, of 330 S 18th Street, DeFuniak Springs, were both charged with the production of methamphetamine and drug possession.  Investigators revealed that Rhodes had been purchasing and procuring iodine, an essential chemical in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and delivering it to Charles Lewis Alford.  Thompson was purchasing and procuring pseudoephedrine and delivering it to Charles Lewis Alford in order for Alford to manufacture methamphetamine. 

 

To date, 30 arrests have been made in Operation Avalanche.  This investigation is still on-going and more arrests are pending.   

 

On July 1, 2014, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit and members of the Problem Oriented Policing Unit, executed a search warrant at 73 Eastern Street, Freeport.  During the search, several items commonly used to possess, ingest and inject illegal narcotics were found.  Four plastic bottles, containing 1,500 grams of bi-layer liquid, containing methamphetamine and a one pot cook vessel was also located.  The resident, Glen Mel Hunter, 44, was arrested for drug production, trafficking in methamphetamine and narcotic equipment possession.  Hunter, is also charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.  Hunter procured and delivered red phosphorus (a chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine) to

Charles Lewis Alford. Alford was arrested on June 16th, during Operation Avalanche, which is an ongoing investigation.  

Brittany Cecile Via, 24, of 596 Williams Road, DeFuniak Springs, was also arrested at the residence for drug possession and narcotic equipment possession.

 

Bell was adjudicated on 5/3/2011 for sexual battery/coercion by threat in Walton County, FL.  Bell’s new address is:  190 Wagner Drive, DeFuniak Springs FL 32433.

 

Bell, 21, is a black male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’11” and 188 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.

 

Deputy Blizzard distinguished himself by exceptional leadership, superior initiative and outstanding job performance.  Deputy Blizzard’s superb supervisory skills are evident in the way he set’s the example for other employees.  He is super-efficient at his job, completes tasks with out instruction and adapts to change without a loss of effectiveness.  Highly dependable and knowledgeable, Deputy Blizzard is now the supervisor of the indoor work crew and is setting new standards for productivity and facility cleanliness.   With four years of service to Walton County and nearly ten years of detention experience, Deputy Blizzard is well known for his performance and commitment to duty.  He was praised by his supervisor, Sergeant Georgiana Hicks as “someone who needs no supervision and one of the best very best detention deputies in Walton County!”


The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau and Patrol Bureau have executed the second phase of “Operation Avalanche.”  At 5:30 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), deputies and investigators executed multiple arrest warrants at various locations in the DeFuniak Springs area.  The following individuals were identified throughout the course of the investigation who were involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine, distribution of controlled substances including pharmaceutical medications and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine by providing precursor or listed chemicals necessary to produce the drug.

The following individuals were arrested;

  • James Agerton, 68, 124 Poinsetta Avenue
  • Teresa Bishop, 45, 393 Martin Road
  • Jordan Bishop, 25, 46 Jim Cotton Drive
  • Pauline Carroll, 51, 1980 Yorkey Road, Westville, FL
  • Jeffrey Clenney, 51, 105 Swanee Drive
  • Delise Lacy, 28, 504 South Church St, Bunnell, FL
  • Jonathan Shirah, 48, 415 Caswell Road
  • Rory Wilson, 51, 50 Bruce Avenue
  • Scott Anderson, 48, 553 Roberts Drive
  • Douglass Dannelley, 43, 94 Karli Court
  • Travis Adams, 34, 132 Shady Acres Court
  • Jason Harvey, 27, 66 Hedger Drive
  • Jacob Martin, 29, 1021 Miles Martin Road
  • Heather Rodriguez, 44, 91 Frederick Drive
  • Irino Rodriguez, 47, 91 Frederick Drive