Tennessee suspect arrested in child molestation investigation

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

Simon Samuel Hathaway, 41, was arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and providing a false ID to a law enforcement officer. His bond on those charges was set at $10,000.

He is also being held without bond for violation of probation and on a warrant out of Bay County.

According to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office, Hathaway was observed inside a vehicle outside the Tukedaways Tavern in Wewahitchka on the evening of Aug. 8.

The patron pursued Hathaway and brought him back to the parking lot to wait for deputies. Property from two other vehicles was found in Hathaway’s vehicle.

Hathaway had active warrants out of Bay County for burglary of a structure, grand theft and uttering forged instruments.

Gulf County also had a warrant for Hathaway for violation of probation for burglary.

Two days later, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified GCSO investigators that the vehicle driven by Hathaway and used during the vehicle burglaries in Wewahitchka was stolen from the PCSO Aug. 7.

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