Gulf County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement summary

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM.

July 14-20

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.

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