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FHP charges two in high speed chase

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two Panama City teenagers are facing charges after a high speed chase from Bay County into Calhoun County came to a fiery end when their car struck a utility pole and burned. Both the driver and passenger escaped serious injury. The driver of the car, 18-year-old of Keveon K. Wright, […]

Man questioned about missing car arrested with vial of methamphetamine

A Hosford man being questioned about a missing vehicle was arrested after he was found with a clear cylinder that held a white or clear crystal-like substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. As a Liberty County deputy spoke with William Davis, 28, Davis removed nearly $700 in cash along with a vial from his pocket. […]

Altha man sought, girlfriend charged after child is found alone on dirt road

A four-year-old boy was picked up by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and then turned over to the Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) after a Mossy Pond woman found him playing alone on an isolated dirt road. The woman contacted the sheriff’s office at 8:40 a.m. on July 19 after discovering the youngster, whose […]

Bristol man charged with stealing tires from Turkey Creek Rd. site

A 41-year-old Bristol man was taken into custody last week on charges that he was trying to sell stolen tires. According to the warrant for his arrest, John Timothy Oates, 41, went to a Turkey Creek Road residence where his girlfriend, Lisa Fant, said she had stored some belongings. Oates told a deputy that his […]

Bristol man charged with having meth & marijuana

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 32-year-old Bristol man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Blountstown Friday. Taken into custody was Ellis Summerlin Jr., who was charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Summerlin was pulled over around 7 p.m. after Calhoun County […]

Mom sentenced to six years following death of 2-year-old

More than three years after her daughter’s death, Jessica Dziura, 27, has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to one count of child neglect causing great harm and one count of child neglect. Two-year-old Anya Dziura was hospitalized with head injuries on April 2, 2013 and pronounced dead the next […]

Liberty County Jail escapee caught in Tallahassee June 8

  by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The man who escaped from the Liberty County Jail on Sunday by kicking out an air conditioning unit on the second floor was captured in Tallahassee Wednesday morning. Jed Ellis, 31, of Hosford is currently in custody at the Leon County Jail. Ellis was walking in the area of […]

Missing teen flees from Blountstown traffic stop; driver arrested

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Tallahassee man was arrested, his teenage companion fled and his dog ran away after a traffic chase through Blountstown last Thursday. David Keith Leslie, 21, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and aggravated fleeing and eluding police. Blountstown Police Department Officer Jody Hoagland was parked on […]

Grandfather charged with two counts child neglect

  by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 66-year-old man was arrested on two counts of child neglect for making his grandchildren and their mother sleep outside, according to a report from the Blountstown Police Department. The children’s mother and her two sons - one seven and the other just three years old - spent the […]

Man with shotgun & bulldog charged in agg. assault

Man with shotgun & bulldog charged in agg. assault by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 33-year-old Altha man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened a man when he went to a home looking for a woman he believed lived there. The complainant contacted the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office […]