March 3-9


On Monday, March 3, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) executed two transport orders. The GCSO traveled to the Okaloosa County Jail and the Walton Correctional Institution to transport Devin M. Leavell and Johntavious S. Tiller. Both were due to appear in court on Tuesday, March 4th. They were transported back to their respective facilities on Wednesday, March 5.



On March 3, the GCSO received a complaint regarding criminal mischief in the 100 block of Narvaez Street in St. Joe Beach. Deputy J. Brock took the report. The victim reported that their vehicle was keyed. It is believed this is an isolated incident and Deputy Brock continues to investigate.



On Tuesday, March 4, Julius A Gathers (42) was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility on a Bay County warrant for Child Support.



On March 4, the GCSO received a call regarding the theft of two handguns. Sgt. J. Murnan responded to the call in the 5400 block of Cape San Blas Road. One of the handguns was described as a stainless steel .32 caliber H&R and the other a Taurus 45 caliber handgun. There was no forced entry into the home. The GCSO continues to investigate.



On March 4, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the Creek Stop Food and Deli at 3050 North Highway 71 regarding a gas drive off. A white male who drove a gold colored Toyota truck pumped $20.01 of fuel and drove off without paying.



On March 5, Deputy B. Smith was dispatched to the Dixie Dandy in Wewahitchka in reference to shoplifting. The defendant, Jayla L. Long (23), was captured on video surveillance stealing merchandise from the business. Long was arrested by Deputy P. Williams the following day and charged with Retail Theft.



On March 5, Deputy M. Ward served a Writ of Attachment on Johnny P. Greer, Jr. (48) for Child Support. Greer was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility and paid the $1,000 purge amount for the Writ. He was released.



On Thursday, March 6, at approximately 2:43 a.m. Deputy S. Ferrell responded to Pine Ridge Apartments in reference to a possible prowler. The caller advised that someone was walking around knocking on windows and doors. When Deputy Ferrell arrived he was unable to locate anyone. A second call was received at approximately 3:33 a.m. Deputy S. Ferrell placed Karen A. Mancham under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and transported her to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On March 6, the GCSO executed a transport order by traveling to the Gadsden Correctional Facility in Quincy. Taylor M. Green was transported to appear in court Tuesday Morning. She was returned to Gadsden Correctional Facility on the same day.



On March 6, Sherry A. Robinson (46) turned herself into the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson was wanted for Violation of Probation with the original being Harassing Phone Calls. She was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility and released on a $500 bond.



On March 6, Deputy M. Layfield served Gary L. Husdon (44) with a warrant for Failure to Appear with the original charges being Harassing Phone Calls. Hudson was transported and booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.



On Friday, March 7, Paula R. Pitts (29) turned herself over to Deputy S. Ferrell. Pitts was wanted for Violation of Probation with the original charge being Driving Under the Influence. She was first appeared and released on a $500 bond.



On March 7, Richard L. Mullinax (61) turned himself in at the Gulf County Detention Facility. Deputy K. Starnes served Mullinax with an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear with the original charge being Domestic Battery. Mullinax was first appeared and released on a $250 bond.



On March 7, Sgt. J. Murnan responded to a report of a telephone scam. The victim was contacted over the phone and advised that they had won a sweepstakes and needed to pay taxes on the winnings before the funds could be released. The victim provided personal information to the caller to comply with the instructions given. The phony company was able to withdraw $1,500 from the victims account. Investigator L. Dickey continues to investigate the case.



On March 7, Deputy J. Brock conducted a traffic stop on US Highway 98 near Twine Road in Port St. Joe. Deputy Brock knew the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. Roderick L. Robinson (46) was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Robinson was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was first appeared and released on March 9 on a $500 bond.



On March 7, Sgt. J. Williams conducted a traffic stop on State Road 71 and Jehu Road in Wewahitchka for a traffic violation. Contact was made with the driver, Adam J. Brobeck (22), who admitted to not having a valid driver’s license. When directed to exit the vehicle Brobeck drew attention to himself as he attempted to discard a small baggie of meth. When handcuffed and searched he was found in possession of an item commonly used to ingest methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle was conducted and additional drug evidence was discovered which included small plastic baggies and scales. Brobeck and the passenger, Lakin A. Leavins (22), were both placed under arrest. Brobeck was charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Meth, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Leavins was charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of Meth with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Approximately $430 was sized for evidence in the case. Leavins was also served with two warrants for the Sale of Methamphetamine by the GCSO Narcotics Unit. Brobeck and Leavins were transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On March 7, Deputy G. Desrosier arrested Colton L. Mullinax (18) in the 400 block of Jehu Road in Wewahitchka. Mullinax was wanted for Failure to Appear on his original charge of Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was later first appeared and released the following day on a $2,500 bond.



On Sunday, March 9th, Sgt. J. Williams conducted a traffic stop on US Highway 98 and Twine Road in Port St. Joe for a traffic violation. The driver, Rashed O. Brown (31), did not have a valid driver’s license. It was also discovered that Brown was wanted on a probation violation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Brown was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked and held for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.



On March 9, Deputy J. Brock arrested Curtis L. Morgan (24) and Christopher S. Carter (32) for Failure of Convicted Felon to Register. Contact with made with Morgan and Carter after a suspicious persons complaint received by the GCSO. It was determined both were living in Gulf County and had failed to register at the GCSO as required by law. Both were transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where they were later appeared and released on a $500 bond.



On March 9, Sgt. J. Williams arrested Nicklaus S. O’Grady (43) for Failure of Convicted Felon to Register. Sgt. Williams was assisting the Port St. Joe Police Department with a case when he learned O’Grady was a convicted felon and was living in Gulf County. O’Grady was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On March 9, K-9 Deputy J. Oquendo conducted a traffic stop on State Road 22 and County Road 22A in Wewahitchka. The vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. When contact was made with the driver, Ralph S. Williams (55), Deputy Oquendo could smell the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. When Williams questioned admitted to “roaches” being in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed less than twenty grams of marijuana. Williams was placed under arrest for Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. Williams was first appeared and conditionally released.