Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement summary

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 09:49 AM.

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.

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