Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 09:25 AM.

On Monday, April 14, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a complaint from the 1200 block of Country Club Road in Simmons Bayou. Deputy J. Brock responded to the call. The victim reported their mailbox and trashcan was run over by a vehicle.

On April 14, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the 3000 block of State Road 71 North in Wewahitchka. The GCSO received a 911 call regarding the violation of an injunction. The case continues to be investigated.

On April 14, Deputy J. Brock took a report regarding the burglary of an automobile in the 7100 block of Cape San Blas Road. The victim reported the offense was discovered at approximately 5:00 pm on April 13th. A wallet was stolen from within the vehicle which contained approximately $60 in cash and other personal items. The vehicle was not locked.

On April 14, the GCSO received a complaint regarding criminal mischief at Beacon Hill Park. Deputy J. Brock responded to the complaint. The one of the restroom in the park had graffiti throughout it. After the scene was processed, the bathrooms were repainted by county staff.

On April 14, the GCSO returned Taylor M. Green to the Gadsden Correctional Facility. The GCSO was ordered to transport Green for court proceedings in Gulf County.

On April 14, Sgt. J. Williams conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US Highway 98 and Madison Avenue in Oak Grove for a traffic violation. As the vehicle stopped Sgt. Williams observed the driver exit the vehicle and walk around to the passenger side. The driver, Melvin K. Brown (49), asked that he not be taken to jail because he didn’t have a driver’s license. Drug paraphernalia was discovered on the ground where Brown stood. He was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF). Brown was charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. While on the traffic stop a vehicle driven by Jerome D. Russ (35) pulled up on the scene. Sgt. Williams had knowledge that Russ did not have driver’s license and he too was arrested and transported to the GCDF. Russ was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Brown was first appeared and given a $750 bond. Russ was first appeared and released on a $250 bond.

On April 14, Lawrence E. Carpenter (21) was served at the GCDF with a warrant for Violation of Probation. Carpenter was arrested in Polk County, Florida, on the Gulf County charge and transported to the GCDF. He was on probation for two counts of Burglary and one count of Criminal Mischief. Carpenter remains in custody.

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