Jan. 20-Jan. 26


On Monday, Jan. 20, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of West River Road in Wewahitchka. Deputy Ken Starnes investigated the complaint and arrested Leonard Harold Britt (52) of Wewahitchka for Domestic Battery and Domestic Felony Battery by Strangulation. Britt was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



An active warrant was served on Rex Aaron Veasey, Jr., (22), of Wewahitchka. Deputy Ken Starnes arrested Veasey at his residence. Veasey was wanted for Violation of Probation – Battery out of Calhoun County. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



The GCSO executed five transport orders by local judges. Deputies traveled to Walton County Correctional Institution and Cross City Correctional Institution to transport inmates for circuit court proceedings in Gulf County on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Transports were also for inmates at Gulf Correctional Institution and the Bay County Jail.



On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Deputy Paul Williams served a Writ of Bodily Attachment for Child Support on Clyde Randall McDaniel (50), of Wewahitchka. McDaniel turned himself in at the GCSO.



On Thursday, Jan. 23, a complaint was received from the 200 block of Abby Drive in Wewahitchka, regarding a possible domestic disturbance. Once Deputy Paul Williams arrived he made contact with the parties and determined that domestic violence did occur. As a result of the investigation Colton Lee Mullinax (18) and a female juvenile were arrested. Both were charged with Domestic Battery and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On Jan. 23, the GCSO received a complaint of theft from the 100 block of Ling Street, in Highland View. The victim discovered four large truck type rims with recapped tires and an ignition system on an engine missing. The total property stolen was valued at approximately $500. Inv. Greg Skipper continues to investigate the case. If you have any information that would assist the GCSO in recovering the property and/or lead to the arrest the suspect(s) please contact the GCSO at 227-1115, or remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS (8477).



On Friday, Jan. 24, a report was filed with the GCSO for Failure to Return Rented Property. The total value of the unreturned rented property is $350, which constitutes a third degree felony. Deputy Chip Bailey continues to investigate the case.



On Jan. 24, Deputy Ken Starnes responded to a physical disturbance in the 6200 block of Ganley Road, in the Five-Acre Farms area. Eugene Phillip Allen (27) was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Allen was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On Jan. 24, the GCSO received a report of the burglary of a vehicle in the area of Iola Landing. The complainant was hunting in the area and later returned to find the vehicle burglarized. Approximately $1,800 in hunting related items was stolen from the vehicle. Deputy Desrosier continues to investigate this case.



On Saturday, Jan. 25, another report of the burglary of a vehicle was received at Iola Landing. Approximately $230 of property was stolen from the vehicle. If you have any information on this, or the burglary on Jan. 24, that would assist the GCSO in recovering the property and/or lead to the arrest the suspect(s) please contact the GCSO at 227-1115, or remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS (8477).



On Jan. 25, Kenneth Devon Fain (36) was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility after he was arrested in Calhoun County on an arrest order out of Gulf County. Fain was served the arrest order for Contempt of Court – Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.



On Jan. 25, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a physical disturbance in the 9200 block of Cockles Ave, in the Beacon Hill area. At the conclusion of the investigation, Deputy Ken Starnes arrested and charged Jackie F. Grable (59) with Domestic Battery. Grable was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



From Jan. 20-26 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Traffic Stops, 33; Civil Process Services, 10; Field Contacts, 13; Abandoned Vehicles, 8; Warrant Arrests, 3; Requests for Security Checks, 1; Trespass/Prowler Complaints, 1; Alarms, 1; Traffic Accidents, 4; Suspicious Person, 3; Suspicious Vehicle, 3; Welfare Check, 2; Funeral Escort/Parade, 6; Domestic Disturbance, 5; Auto Burglary, 2; Death Investigations, 1; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 2; Verbal Disturbance, 2; Field/Grass Fire, 2; Vehicle Fire, 1; Prisoner Transport for Court, 4; Obscene/Harassing Phone calls, 2; Reckless Driver, 2; Criminal Mischief, 1; Music/Noise, 4; Physical Disturbance, 1; Drunk Pedestrian, 1; Hit & Run, 1; Sexual Battery, 1; and Theft, 1.