SUSPECT HIGH ON LSD BREAKS INTO HIS AIRBNB, THREATENS RENTERS WITH HANDGUN WHILE HOLDING CHILDREN
WALTON COUNTY, FLA—A man high on LSD is arrested in Walton County after breaking into his rented Airbnb armed with a handgun while holding two children.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after midnight Saturday morning regarding a disturbance on Snapper Street in Santa Rosa Beach.
Deputies responded to the area encountering 41-year-old Samuel Deweese, armed with a handgun with an infant and a toddler in his arms. Deweese told deputies he had taken LSD. He was quickly detained after attempting to escape arrest.
An investigation found Deweese broke into a residence he was renting out as an Airbnb while waving around the gun and making statements about shooting the renters. Deweese did so while carrying the two children.
South Walton Fire District evaluated Deweese and both children on scene. The children were placed safely with family friends and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified.
Deweese is charged with armed burglary, child endangerment, resisting without violence, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Walton County Jail, issued a $15,000 bond at first appearance, and released the following day.