Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

On Monday, June 2, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office executed an order to pick up a juvenile who violated probation. Deputy J. Newsome executed the order during a court proceeding where the subject was arrested and later transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Panama City.

On June 2, Deputy M. Layfield conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US Highway 98 and DuPont Drive. Mary LeAnn Young (30) was an occupant in the vehicle and had an active warrant for her arrest out of Hernando County Florida for Violation of Probation. Young was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) to await extradition.

On June 2, Deputy P. Williams arrested and served Aaron W. Smiley (30) with a warrant for Burglary of a Structure while Armed. He remains in custody at the GCDF on a $5,000 bond.

On June 2, Sheriff Harrison arrested Jason W. Laurimore (35) on State Road (SR) 71 near Gary Rowell Road north of Wewahitchka. Laurimore was wanted by the GCSO for Principle to the Sale of Meth. At the time of his arrest, Deputy Ferrell found Laurimore in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illegal narcotics. He was transported to the GCDF where he was charged with Principle to the Sale of Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was first appeared and remains in the GCDF on a $10,500 bond.

On Tuesday, June 3, Investigator L. Dickey arrested James A. Turman (19) in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Port St. Joe. Investigator Dickey developed Turman as a suspect in the vehicle burglary that occurred on Thursday, May 22nd, beneath the Highland View Bridge. A warrant for Burglary of Automobile was obtained for his arrest. Turman was transported to the GCDF where he was later first appeared. Turman remains in custody.

On Wednesday, June 4, Deputy K. Starnes arrested Bobby N. Hooper, Jr. (42), in the 100 block of Suber Lane in Wewahitchka. Hooper was wanted for Violation of Probation on his original charges of two counts of Possession of Cocaine. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later first appeared and released on his own recognizance.

On June 4, Austin R. Hysmith (28) was arrested at the GCDF and served with a warrant for Violation of Probation. Hysmith was on probation for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. He remains in the GCDF.

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