On Tuesday, April 22, Timothy C. O’Bryan, Jr. (33) was served with a warrant for Violation of Probation. Deputy P. Williams served O’Bryan at the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) where he was already in custody. O’Bryan is on probation for Criminal Mischief.
On April 22, Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the 200 block of State Road 71 in Wewahitchka in reference to a complaint of a fraudulent prescription. The suspect in the case, James J. McCorvey (27), remained on the premises and was contacted by Deputy Ferrell. At the conclusion of the investigation, McCorvey was placed under arrest and transported to the GCDF. McCorvey was charged with Fraud in Obtaining Medicinal Drugs and Possession of Counterfeit-resistant Prescription Blanks for Controlled Substances. He was first appeared and released the following day on a $2,000 bond.
On April 22, Deputy K. Starnes arrested Gary L. Hudson (44) in the 7300 block of West US Highway 98 for Harassing Phone Calls. Hudson was transported to the GCDF where he was later first appeared. He remains in custody.
On Wednesday, April 23, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a complaint regarding the theft of fencing material in the 100 block of Crestwood Lane, north of Wewahitchka. Sgt. J. Murnan responded to the call. The victim stated that in the afternoon on Thursday, April 17th, the materials were placed and stored in the back yard of the residence to await installation. The materials, valued at approximately $2,500, were discovered missing by the owner. Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to call the GCSO, or contact CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS (8477).
On Thursday, April 24, Timothy M. Brandon (43) turned himself into the GCSO. Brandon was wanted for Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage. His case stemmed from a traffic accident that occurred March 6th on County Road 386 near 15th Street. The accident was investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. Brandon was booked into the GCDF where he was later first appeared and released on a $2,500 bond.
On Friday, April 25, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of an air conditioner component in the 200 block of Pompano Street in Highland View. The complainant discovered that the electrical breaker to the unit was pulled, the power wire cut, and components removed. The estimated loss is approximately $450. Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to call the GCSO, or contact CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS(8477).
On April 25, Sgt. M. Herring arrested Henry P. Hands (29) for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Hands was taken into custody after a traffic stop at State Road 71 and Stone Mill Creek Road. He was transported to the GCDF and later first appeared. Hands was released on a conditional release.
On Saturday, April 26, Deputy S. Ferrell stopped a vehicle on State Road 71 near Old Dairy Farm Road for a traffic violation. The driver, David A. Morris (20), was wanted by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office for a drug violation. He was transported to the GCDF.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, April 27, Deputy B. Smith conducted a traffic stop on Cape San Blas Road near Dunes Drive after observing the erratic operation of a vehicle. Once stopped, Deputy Smith developed suspicion the driver, Henry Milton Tarpley, III, (29) was operating the vehicle while under the influence. At the conclusion of the investigation, Tarpley was arrested and transported to the GCDF. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Tarpley was first appeared and conditionally released.
On April 27, the GCSO traveled to the Liberty County Jail to extradite Jesse L. Johnson, Jr. (34) and Jay T. Jacobs (50). Both were arrested in Liberty County on Gulf County warrants. Johnson was arrested for Violation of Probation on his original charge of Battery. Jacobs was arrested on a Capias for Failure to Appear on his original charge of Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Both remain in custody at the GCDF.
On April 27, Deputy S. Ferrell served an arrest warrant on Austin R. Hysmith (28) in the 1000 block of Tupelo Street in Wewahitchka. Hysmith was wanted for Failure to Appear on his original charge of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. He was transported to the GCDF.
On April 27, the GCSO received a call regarding the theft of a kayak. Deputy K. Starnes responded to the call in the 100 block of Antiqua Driver on Cape San Blas. The complainant stated the last time the kayak was scene was on March 19th. It is described as approximately 13 feet in length and blue, green, and white in color. The value of the kayak is approximately $600. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the GCSO.
From April 21-27the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 49 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 54 calls for EMS, 21 calls for other departments/agencies and 19 calls for Gulf County Animal Control.
From April 21-27 the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/Zone Checks, 180; Civil Paper Service, 39; Traffic Stop, 38; Field Contact, 17; Information, 10; Suspicious Activity, 8; Reckless Driver, 7; Verbal Disturbance, 5; Suspicious Person, 5; Abandoned Vehicle, 4; Harassing Phone Call, 4; Warrant Arrest, 4; Alar, 3; Animal Call, 3; Noise Disturbance, 3; Domestic Disturbance, 3; Unknown Disturbance, 3; Escorts, 4; Suspicious Vehicle, 3; Theft, 3; Sexual Offender Address Verifications, 2; Shooting Incident, 2; Request for Security Check, 2; Accident with Injury, 1; Contact Message, 1; DUI, 1; Physical Disturbance, 1; Fraud, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Trespass, 1; Recovered Property, 1; Special Detail, 1; and Traffic Accident, 1.