The American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens is partnering with Applebee’s to raise money for the families of our fallen law enforcement officers. The event will take place on Sunday, July 14th from 8 to 10 am at Applebee’s located at 8670 Hwy 98. Tickets cost $7.00.
You can purchase tickets this Saturday at Applebee’s from 11 am to 3 pm. Please come out and support this worthy cause. For more information please contact Dennis Wise at [email protected].
Four individuals are in custody following a home burglary that took place at 263 Clyde Brown Road, Ponce De Leon, on June 18th. Four arrests have been made along with the recovery of numerous stolen items that were taken from the residence to include a Ruger 22 caliber handgun.
- 21 year old (9/10/1991) Charlie Edward Casey is being charged with armed burglary of a dwelling.
- 20 year old (12/22/1992) Shannon Ray Johnson Jr is being charged with dealing in stolen property
- 26 year old (12/20/1986) Yvette Yvonne Rushing is being charged with dealing in stolen property
- 31 year old (01/27/1982) Jessie Kevin Hackley is charged with dealing in stolen property
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending. (L to R Charlie Casey, Shannon Johnson, Yvette Rushing, Jessie Hackley)
Please be advised that Hwy 331 and US 98 is experiencing a high volume of traffic. There are currently no traffic crashes reported at this time and all traffic lights are functioning properly. Please allow extra time for travel and stay safe.
Shawn Brock, 31, will be spending the next 21 months in state prison after he was sentenced yesterday (Thursday, June 20) for luring a young girl on the internet to engage in sexual activity.
On January 9, 2013 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Brock for traveling to Walton County from Okaloosa County to meet a girl who identified herself as “Katie”, a 14 year old residing in DeFuniak Springs, FL. “Katie” was actually an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. During their conversations, Brock made known his intentions of driving to Walton County to engage in illegal sexual activity with “Katie”. Brock believed that “Katie” would be home alone without parental supervision during the course of the intended acts. Brock was arrested at a local convenience store in DeFuniak where he had planned on meeting “Katie”. Items related to sexual activity were located in Brock’s vehicle, validating his intensions for his victim.
Brock was transported and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections. He was charged with Obscene Communications-Traveling to Meet after Using Computer to Lure Child.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive approach into investigating cyber-crimes in our area. Numerous arrests were made last year in the field of cyber-crime. This was the first arrest in 2013 specifically resulting from a cyber-crime investigation.
Brock will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.
This group of deputies definitely know what teamwork means! Earlier this week, they chased a suspect with several warrants through the woods and swamps around Freeport until they caught him. Thanks to Deputies Tammy Henderson, Jennifer Fannin, Ryan Alford, Kenny Leavins, Thomas Coleman and Michael Townshend (along with Cameron Johnson, who took the photo of the deputies after their muddy chase)!