Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM.

July 7-13

On July 7, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the 500 block of State Road (SR) 71 South in Wewahitchka in reference to vandalism. The complainant reported vandalism to a driveway lamp post. The damage is estimated at $295.

On July 7, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) traveled to the Bay County Jail to transport Samantha L. Smith (27) to Gulf County. Smith was arrested in Bay County on local charges and held for the GCSO on a Violation of Probation. The Bay County charges were resolved. Once she arrived she was served the warrant for Violation of Probation on her original charge of Forgery. This was the third violation of probation warrant executed by the GCSO. Smith was first appeared and is currently held without bond.

On July 7, the GCSO received a report of the theft of a generator in the 800 block of Our Town Road, north of Wewahitchka. Deputy K. Starnes responded to the call. The complainant reported the theft of a John Deere generator valued at approximately $500. Deputy Starnes continues to investigate.

On July 8, the GCSO traveled to the Jackson County Jail to transport Jayla L. Long (23) back to Gulf County. Long was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear on her original charge of Retail Theft. She was served the warrant and booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF). Long was later first appeared and is currently held on a $1,000 bond.

On July 8, the GCSO received a complaint regarding an accident which had occurred earlier in the day on Dolphin Street in Highland View. The accident involved a vehicle and a golf cart. Deputy K. Starnes investigated the case and charged Thomas W. Chavous (48) for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Chavous was later arrested by Deputy M. Layfield on July 10th. He was transported to the GCDF, where he was first appeared and conditionally released.

On July 9, the GCSO responded to the 7900 block of Alabama Avenue regarding an aggravated assault. Sgt. R. Burkett responded and investigated the call. The investigation revealed that Travis A. Gould (18) threatened two juveniles with a machete. Sgt. Burkett sought warrants for two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The warrants were served by Deputy P. Williams on Monday, July 14th. Gould is currently awaiting first appearance.

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