On Monday, July 14, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) executed an order to transport. Amanda L. Shipman (24) was transported from the Gadsden Correctional Facility to the Liberty County Jail for her court appearance the following day in Gulf County. She was returned on Wednesday, July 16th.
On July 14, Deputy S. Willis responded to the 6900 block of County Road (CR) 30A near Money Bayou. The GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft. The complainant reported the theft of several beach items that included a pair of diving fins, snorkels, mesh bags, beach towels and chairs. The items were stored in an unsecured area beneath the residence. The total estimated value of the items reported stolen was $882.
On July 14, Sgt. R. Burkett responded to the 600 block of Dolphin Street in Highland View after the GCSO received a complaint of a disturbance. After conducting an investigation, Thomas C. Gainous (19) was placed under arrest for Criminal Mischief. Gainous was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) where he was later first appeared and given a conditional release.
On July 14, the GCSO executed an order to transport by traveling to the Bay County Jail and transporting Nicholas A. Pierce (36) to Gulf County. Pierce was scheduled to appear in court the following day. The GCSO also extradited Kendrick L. Gray (34) back to Gulf County. Gray was arrested in Bay County and held for the GCSO on a Writ of Bodily Attachment for Child Support. Gray was later released on July 16th on his own recognizance.
On July 14, Deputy P. Williams served William C. Quaranta (41) with a warrant for Violation of Probation at the GCDF. Quaranta is on probation for Driving While Licenses Suspended or Revoked. He remains in custody.
On July 14, while on patrol in the area of State Road (SR) 30-A, Deputy J. Oquendo observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed. Using radar, Deputy Oquendo clocked the vehicle’s speed at 100 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The driver, Kenyon R. Orr (39), was placed under arrest for Reckless Driving. Orr was booked into the GCDF and released on a $1,000 bond.
On Tuesday, July 15, Deputy P. Williams was dispatched to the 8700 block of CR 386 in reference to a stolen vehicle. A description of the vehicle was given to Deputy Williams. While enroute to the call, he located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on SR 71 and Reid Avenue in Wewahitchka. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dylan J. Martinez (18), who was the suspect in the case. Also in the vehicle was a juvenile. When asked, Martinez admitted to possessing marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a small baggie of marijuana, two pipes used to ingest marijuana, a set of digital scales that had a residual substance on its surface that field tested positive for the presence of meth. Martinez was arrested and charged with Possession of Less Than Twenty Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Child. The complainant did not wish to file charges for Grand Theft of an Automobile. He was transported to the GCDF where he was later first appeared and released on a $4,500 bond.
On July 15, the GCSO executed an order to transport by traveling to the Bay County Jail and transporting Ladora Nunnery (44) to Gulf County for court. Nunnery and Nicolas A. Pierce were returned to the Bay County Jail on this date.
On Wednesday, July 16, the GCSO traveled to the Jackson County Jail to extradite Tammy J. Melton (45). Melton was arrested by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office on a GCSO warrant for Dealing in Stolen Property. The case stems from an investigation into a 2013 burglary. Melton was transported to the GCDF where she was later first appeared and issued a $2,500 bond. Melton remains in custody.
On July 16, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the 700 block of 7th Street in Wewahitchka in reference to the theft of a bicycle. The complainant reported the theft of a 20 inch Avigo Fade (BMX style) bicycle. The bicycle was described as navy blue with lime green foot pegs. The reported value was $100.00.
On July 16, Deputy J. Brock conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Ellery L. Dobbins (29). Deputy Brock had knowledge that Dobbins’ driver’s license was suspended. The stop was conducted on Long Avenue near SR 71, where Dobbins was taken into custody. He was transported to the GCDF where he remains in custody.
On Thursday, July 17, Curt L. Johnson (30) was arrested by Sgt. J. Williams and Deputy J. Brock in the 200 block of Canning Drive in Wewahitchka. Johnson was wanted by the GCSO for Violation of Probation. He is on probation for Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Johnson was transported to the GCDF where he remains in custody.
On July 17, Sgt. J. Williams arrested Sidney L. Robbins (21) for Violation of Probation. Robbins was arrested in the 1300 block of CR 381 in Dalkeith. Robbins is on probation for the Sell of Meth within 1,000 feet of a School/Park. She was transported to the GCDF where she remains in custody.
On July 17, Deputy J. Brock arrested and served two warrants on Harold C. Lester (42). Lester was wanted for Failure to Appear on Violation of a Domestic Violence Injunction and Failure to Appear on Domestic Battery. He was transported to the GCDF.
On Friday, July 18, Deputy S. Willis served Ezekial Register Jr. (49) with a Writ of Bodily Attachment for Child Support. Register was arrested in Baker County, Florida and extradited to Gulf County. He remains in the GCDF.
On Saturday, July 19, Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the 100 block of SR 71 North in Wewahitchka. The complainant reported the theft of a set of keys that was removed from inside a vehicle. It was reported the vehicle was not locked at the time of the offense.
On July 19, Deputy M. Layfield was dispatched to the 4400 block of CR 386 in reference to criminal mischief. The complainant discovered that his mail box had been run over by a vehicle.
On July 19, Steve D. Gibson (42) was arrested by Deputy M. Layfield. Deputy Layfield responded to the 8600 block of West Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach regarding trespass. Gibson was previously warned on two separate occasions stay off of the property. He was transported to the GCDF and charged with Trespass. He was later first appeared and released on his own recognizance.
On Sunday, July 20, Deputy P. Williams served an arrest warrant on Jason A. Jenks (35). Jenks turned himself in at the GCSO. He was wanted for Failure to Appear on his original charge of Failure to register as a Sexual Offender. He remains in custody.
From July 14-20the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 46 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 43 calls for EMS, 25 calls for other departments/agencies and 10 calls for Gulf County Animal Control.
From July 14-20the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/Zone Checks, 138; Traffic Stop, 51; Civil Paper Service, 40; Field Contact, 24; Information, 9; Abandoned Vehicle, 8; Warrant Arrest, 8; Noise Disturbance, 7; Alarm, 5; Prisoner Transport, 5; Reckless Driver, 5; Unknown Disturbance, 4; Request for Security Check, 4; Theft/Shoplifting, 4; Welfare Check, 4; Fire, 3; Recovered Property, 3; Sexual Offender Address Verification, 3; Suspicious Person, 3; Simple Battery, 2; Criminal Mischief, 2; Obscene/Harassing Phone Call, 2; Trespass, 2; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 2; Special Detail, 2; Traffic Accident, 2; Animal Call, 1; Citizens Assistance, 1; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 1; Fraud, 1; Hit and Run Accident, 1; Lost/Stolen Tag, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Missing Juvenile, 1; Shooting Incident, 1; Stolen Vehicle, 1; Street Obstruction, 1; and Suspicious Vehicle, 1.