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Alexander was adjudicated on 02/06/2014 for lewd and lascivious exhibition on a victim under 16 in Walton County.  Alexander’s current address is 117 Redd Lane, Defuniak Springs.

 

Alexander is a 25 year old white male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’08” and 145 lbs.

 

There are currently 151 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.

 

Today, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benjamin James Flanagan, 25, of 291 Black Creek Boulevard.  Around 2:15, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary of a home when a second call came in that a FedEx truck was stolen in the same area.  A homeowner off Black Creek Boulevard notified the Sheriff’s Office when she caught Flanigan in her home and he ran out the back door.  Flanigan then proceeded to the neighbor’s house next door.  At that time, the neighbor and FedEx driver witnessed Flanigan get into the FedEx truck and drive off.  Flanigan ran over a gated fence, causing damage to the truck.  Deputies located Flanigan in the truck off Highway 3280 where he was taken into custody.  Flanigan was cleared medically at the scene and transported to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Jail. 

Flanigan is charged with armed burglary, grand theft auto and criminal mischief.  In addition, Flanigan is charged for failure to appear for possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of paraphernalia as well as charges for a Okaloosa County warrant.

Arrest report will be available Tuesday.

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Lieutenant Frank Hawley with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, is helping Dandy find a loving home.  Dandy is a male Beagle mix, approximately 5 to 6 months old and weighs 20 lbs.  He is very sweet and would make a great family pet.  If you have any questions or would like to adopt Dandy please call the Animal Shelter at 850-892-8758.

 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 102 Seymore Road, Ponce De Leon, last night shortly after 7 p.m., due to shots fired.  James Farrell Davis Jr., 55, of 10256 County Highway 3280, unlawfully walked onto the property of Heather Sue Carden, 26, and Joseph Justice, 31, at 102 Seymour Road.  Davis confronted Carden and Justice about his dog being missing. Davis was armed with a pistol grip shotgun and fired the shotgun towards Justice, striking him.  Davis, then pursued Justice into his home and a struggle took place.  A second shot was fired during the struggle but did not strike anyone and Justice was able to secure a hammer and struck Davis in the head. 

Multiple units arrived on scene along with EMS and the fire department.  Both weapons were secured by deputies along with a Semi-Automatic pistol that was found on Davis.  Davis and Justice were transported to Bay County Medical Center for their injuries and both are currently in stable condition.

The incident is still under investigation and more information will be forthcoming.   

 

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted suicide that occurred shortly before 1 p.m. today at Mainsail Resort, located at 10350 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach.  Witness statements saw a male jump from the 8th floor of the resort.  The male is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  Investigators spoke to multiple witnesses and is in contact with the family. 

 

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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene at Mainsail Resort, 10350 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach.  Witness statements saw a male jump from the 8th floor of the resort.  The unidentified male is currently being flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  Investigators and members of South Walton Fire District are on scene. 

 

More information will be released once available. 

 

Clark was adjudicated on 4/14/2005 for lewd and lascivious exhibition on a victim under 16 in Okaloosa County.  Clark’s temporary address in Walton County is: 3605 East CO Hwy 30A, Apt 209, Santa Rosa Beach.  Clark will be at this address for 2-4 weeks before moving to Okaloosa County where he will register with his new address.  Clark is a 48 year old white male, with brown hair and blue eyes, 5’09” and 155 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.

 

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Public Information Officer Catherine Rodriguez, with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, is helping Noah find a loving home.  Noah is a male hound that is fully vetted, vaccinated, neutered and weighs 56.2 lbs.  If you have any questions or would like to adopt “Noah” please call the Animal Shelter at 850-892-8758.

 

Givens was adjudicated on 12/02/2010 for lewd and lascivious conduct on a victim under 16 in Bay County.  Given’s new address is: 525 Macedonia Church Road, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435.  Given’s is a 51 year old black male with black hair and brown eyes, 5’07” and 172 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.

 

Ross was adjudicated on 03/21/2011for lewd and lascivious on a child under 16 in Okaloosa County and adjudicated again on 12/12/2005 for failing to register as a sexual predator in Walton County.  Ross’s new address is: 104 Whispering Lane, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.  Ross is a 34 year old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 6’00” and 220 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.