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Archive for the ‘Crime Watch’


A reward is offered for information leading to the identity of the following individual – suspect in August 9, 2016 grand theft. If you have information on this suspect, please contact the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 674-5049.

Reward offered for info on damage to sheriff’s office patrol vehicle

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for vandalizing one of their marked patrol vehicles. The 2007 Ford Expedition was parked in the second bay from the north side of a pole barn behind the sheriff’s office […]

Man runs from scene after clipping driver’s ed van & hitting utility pole

A driver left his truck behind after fleeing the scene of a midday crash in front of the Piggly Wiggly in Bristol last Wednesday. A 1996 Chevrolet pickup was traveling on SR 20 around 11:30 a.m. when it clipped the left rear of a Liberty County High School driver’s education vehicle, tearing off the back […]

Federal indictment issued against man in Bristol kidnapping

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 37-year-old man has been indicated on federal charges for the kidnapping of a woman and her two children from a Bristol trailer park. Robert McCandless was charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of interstate domestic violence and three counts of interstate violation of a protective order, according […]

Information sought on vandalism & poles stolen at Altha Recreational Park

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A plan to build a backstop on the baseball field at the Altha Recreation Park is on hold after 28 galvanized poles, approximately 8 to 10 feet long, were stolen. The thieves didn’t stop at taking the equipment, they also damaged the concession building by kicking in a metal door, […]

Suspect sought in sexual battery case

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a sexual battery that happened Saturday at a home off Walter Potts Road in Altha. “We have identified a possible suspect and are gathering evidence,” said Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. He said they are currently trying to locate the […]

Warrant issued for owner of pit bulls chained on Bristol property

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant Monday for a Tallahassee man on an open charge of animal cruelty after several pit bulls were found chained on his property in Liberty County. The animals’ owner, Leslie Meyers, 38, was issued a civil citation for violating the county’s animal […]

Two men on ATV sought for break-in

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has released a description of two suspects believed to be involved in the theft of a rifle, a large collection of old pocket knives, wedding rings and some jewelry belonging to the owner’s two deceased teenage daughters. Investigators found ATV tracks leading from the home of Vernon and Karen Fields […]

Info sought in Mossy Pond burglary where deceased girls’ jewelry stolen

A gun, a Compaq laptop and several other items were taken in a break-in last month at a Mossy Pond mobile home, but it was the loss of a few pieces of jewelry that left the owners heartbroken. Among the items in the jewelry box were a few pieces that had belonged to two sisters […]

Church sign vandalized, Sheriff’s office seeks information

On Oct. 21, the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office responded to the Red Oak Mennonite Church on NW C.R. 275 to a report of vandalism. During the previous evening suspects dismantled the church sign, which is situated between the church and NW C.R. 275. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (850) […]