The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints and DUI check points during the month of October 2012.


The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting vehicle safety checkpoints and DUI check points during the month of October 2012. The check points will be held throughout the county to include Highway 98 near St. Joe Beach, Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C-30 Simmons Bayou, Highway 71 North of White City, Highway 22 and Highway 22A, Highway 71 and Westarm Creek, Highway 71 Dalkeith Area and Highway 71 near the Calhoun line.



On 09/24/2012 narcotics deputies served a search warrant at the home of Sarah Chastain Stoker, 32, after receiving information that she had sold marijuana to a child.  Stoker was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse. Stoker’s bond was set at $8,000.



On 09/27/2012 Johnathan Leonard Vaughan, 23, was arrested on a warrant from Lee County for failure to appear for DWLSR.



On 09/28/2012 Cory Cornelius McFann, 30, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant from Bay County.



On 09/29/2012 Angela Love Garrett, 38, was arrested for DUI; when asked to take a breath test she refused



On 09/30/2012 deputies responded to a call about a possible stolen truck. They located the truck being driven by Elizabeth Ann Mann, 30, and arrested her for DWLSR. The owner of the truck did not want to press charges for grand theft.



On 09/17/2012 George Howard Whitfield, 38, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay child support.



On 09/17/2012 Ronnie Lee Watkins, 44, was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation; the original charge was felony DWLSR.



On09/17/2012 Keith Frasier, 51, was arrested on three warrants from Levy County for sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church.



On 09/18/2012 Larry Lamar Mitchell, 45, a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. During the stop several syringes were located at Mitchell’s feet; he stated he used the needles to shoot up Xanax and meth. Xanax pills were also found in Mitchell’s possession.



On 09/18/2012 Joseph Davidson, 33, was arrested on charges of DWSLR and possession of methamphetamine.



On 09/19/2012 Lawrence Martin, 59, was arrested for violation of probation; his original charge was burglary and dealing in stolen property.



On 09/20/2012 Ronald Samuel Smiley, 56, was arrested for DWLSR and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and Lortabs.  Investigators observed Smiley driving and were aware he did not have a valid driver’s license; when he was stopped a baggie containing methamphetamine and several Lortabs were located in his vehicle.



On 09/20/2012 Steven William Sheridan, 46, was arrested for DUI after he refused to take a breath test.



On 09/21/2012 Justin Alan Catrett, 25, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant; the original charge was DWLSR.



On 09/21/2012 deputies responded to a call about a person on the Highland View Bridge climbing the light poles and acting as if he might jump. The made contact with an individual who said he was James Holden. The deputy determined the person was Eric Anthony Sims, 25; he was arrested for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.



On 09/22/2012 Leonard Ray Bailey, Sr., 53, was arrested for DUI; he refused to take a breath test



On Vertis Ray Hysmith, 29, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines; he was released after paying $408.00 in fines.



Port St Joe Police Department:



09/27/2012 Danny Jason Rester, 35, arrested for violation of conditional release. 



09/29/2012 Jason Evan Barr, 32, arrested for trespass after warning.



09/30/2012 Kerry Lyndon Thompson, 33, arrested for failure to pay fines.



09/30/2012 Alvin Dereak Chambers, 45, arrested for battery.



09/17/2012 Justin Maxwell Pool, 32, arrested for violation of pretrial release.



09/22/2012 Jack Ernest Davila, 44, arrested for resisting without violence.



09/23/2012 Whittany Lenise Barnes, 23, arrested for domestic battery.