GCSO Summary

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 09:35 AM.

Jan. 1-Jan. 12

On Jan. 2, Sgt. Jerome Williams served a warrant for Violation of Probation on Ellery Levi Dobbins. A citizen provided Sgt. Williams with information which aided in the arrest. Dobbins was arrested after a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle he was driving with an expired tag on County Road 386. He is on probation for Battery and Petit Theft.

On Jan. 2, Deputy George Desrosier arrested Dixie Lee McDaniel, of Wewahitchka, on outstanding warrants out of Bay County. An arrest order for Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was served on McDaniel at his residence.

On Jan. 3, Deputy Paul Williams was on patrol in the area of US Highway 98 and Avenue D, in Port St. Joe. He observed a suspicious person at the Dollar General Market, who he made contact with. Once contact was made with the subject, Sean Franklin Porras, he was asked by Deputy Williams if he had any illegal or dangerous items on him. As Porras responded to the question, he reached in his pocket and grabbed a small plastic bag that contained marijuana while he told Deputy Williams all he had had was a little bag of weed. After a search was conducted, another bag containing marijuana and two pipes used to smoke marijuana was found. Porras was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Jan. 4, Deputy Oquendo conducted a traffic stop on State Road 22 west of Wewahitchka. Before the driver stopped the vehicle, Deputy Oquendo noticed a plastic bag come out the driver’s side window. Once contact was made with the driver, Jeffery Allen Outlaw, a small green leafy substance scattered about his clothing was discovered. Deputy Paul Williams located the bag discarded by the driver and found marijuana and pills inside it. One of the pills was identified as a controlled substance. Outlaw was arrested and charged with Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Tampering with Evidence.

On Jan. 5, at approximately 12:19 a.m. the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding subjects walking around a home on Vann Drive with flashlights. Once deputies arrived, they observed a vehicle parked behind the residence and heard someone running in the brush behind the home. It appeared someone was removing chain-link fencing from the property. The Gulf Correctional Institution K-9 Unit was contacted and arrived to assist. The K-9 Unit located Ronnie David Farris lying in the brush near the residence. Farris was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Trespassing.

On Jan. 5, Sgt. Richard Burkett and Reserve Deputy Patrick Beuligmann conducted a traffic stop on a truck after clocking its speed at 92 mph in a posted 60 mph zone. The stop was conducted near the Whitfield Hill area on State Road 71. As contact was made with the driver, Justin M. Hoyt, Sgt. Burkett could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputy Joel Oquendo arrived with K-9 Marco to assist. When asked, Hoyt admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle was conducted, Hoyt was arrested and charged with Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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