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Man arrested for attempting to run down wife with car

A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault after Blountstown Police Dept. Lt. Timothy Partridge saw him drive onto the sidewalk and try to run a woman down with his car. Partridge and BPD Officer Christian Smith responded to a call reporting an altercation between a white male and female on North Pear Street, just […]

Three charged with Blountstown burglary

Three Altha residents were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a May 30 burglary of a Blountstown house. The homeowner reported a long list of stolen goods, including: •A Remington 700 30-06 rifle •A 10/22 Ruger semi-automatic rim fire rifle •A Glock .40 caliber Model 22 1GEN •A Mossberg 20 gauge pump shotgun •Approximately 700 […]
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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, […]

Couple accept help from Good Samaritans before stealing credit cards, guns, tools and medication

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Doug Goodman was in the process of having a new roof put on his old store at Pine Island in Blountstown when a Dodge Intrepid with a rusted fender pulled up and a stranger got out. Jimmy McCullough, 46,  approached him and commented, “I see you’re putting a metal roof […]
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Blountstown men arrested for selling crack cocaine

Two Blountstown men were taken into custody Thursday after warrants were served for their arrests following crack cocaine buys made by the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force a few weeks earlier. Curtis Garrett, 52, and Dominique Cargile, 25, were both charged with conspiracy to sell crack form of cocaine and sale of cocaine/crack. According to the […]

Couple arrested on battery charges

A domestic dispute between a married couple who had both been drinking led to their arrests this past weekend, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the Kinard residence of Susan Gortt, 46, and her husband, Joseph Gortt, 45, on CR 392 Saturday. The two said they were […]

Two arrested after deal arranged to sell pills to make methamphetamine

Two people are being held on $50,000 bond following their arrest last week on methamphetamine-related charges. Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office arranged for an informant to approach James Timothy Sapp, 49, and offer to trade pseudoephedrine pills in exchange for the finished drug that the pills were to be used to make, according […]

Bristol man sentenced to life after kidnapping conviction

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man who called 911 and said he found a severely injured woman propped up against a tree in the woods not far from his home in Liberty County was convicted last week of kidnapping and ordered to serve life in prison. Wayne Davis, 43, of Bristol, was given a […]

Man charged with battery

A Blountstown man was arrested on battery charges after an alleged altercation with another man on May 2. John Will Holland III, 47, was charged after a resident on 14th Street said Holland walked up to his home and started cursing at him. He said Holland blamed him because his wife had lost her ride […]

Woman injured trying to keep man from hurting himself; Clark charged with battery

A Hosford man was taken to a Tallahassee facility for a psychological evaluation before facing charges for an altercation with a woman who tried to keep him from harming himself, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Kaleb Clark, 21, was later charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest with violence after […]