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Pair charged with stealing & wrecking grandmother’s truck

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two men are charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle after taking it from a Hosford residence and wrecking it last month. Michael Trickey, 22, and Shelby Williams, 24, were arrested for the stealing the vehicle owned by Williams’ grandmother. The owner of the truck contacted the Liberty County […]

Woman arrested after sending video threatening to ‘burn home to the ground’

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A woman shown on a video threatening to burn a family’s home “to the ground” following a dispute over the care of a child was arrested last week. Rachael Nicole Sims, 24, of Tallahassee was taken into custody Nov. 29 and charged with aggravated stalking and threatening death or injury […]

Man held without bond after woman thrown out of truck

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man who allegedly threw his girlfriend out of a pickup truck on Nov. 23 has been charged with domestic battery. Louis Cameron Rogers, 25, of Blountstown was arrested last Thursday afternoon when deputies responded to two reports from witnesses who saw a woman who appeared to have been pushed […]

Woman, 74, charged with hitting CCSO jail employee

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A woman who went to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to ask about a legal order was arrested after a loud argument and an effort to push her way past a secured door ended with her slapping a jail correctional officer Friday morning. Mary Alice Leonard, 74, of Altha, came […]

LCI officer arrested for smuggling in synthetic marijuana to inmates

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty Correctional Institution (LCI) officer has been charged with 12 counts each of introduction of contraband into a prison and unlawful compensation for official behavior following an investigation by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). Ryan Michael Essman, 27, of Chattahoochee was booked into the Liberty County Jail Nov. […]

Calhoun Correctional CO charged with bringing synthetic cannabis to inmate

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Eastpoint resident who worked as a correctional officer at Calhoun Correctional Institution in Blountstown has been charged with introduction of contraband and unlawful compensation for unlawful behavior, according to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). Jesse Cardwell, 28, turned himself in at the Calhoun County Jail on Nov. 15 […]

At times, reaching speeds of 120 mph Hosford man in stolen vehicle leads 76-mile chase

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Hosford man in a stolen SUV led officers on a 76-mile chase, at times reaching speeds of over 120 mph, early Sunday morning through Calhoun County into Bay County before returning to Blountstown, where he wrecked after striking a guardrail on SR 20 near River Street, according to a […]

Gun, ammo & surveillance equipment found in vehicle Man jailed as FDLE looks into what he was doing at bank

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man who pulled into the parking lot at Centennial Bank in Bristol early Tuesday morning to get a little sleep after a night out found new accommodations a short time later - the county jail. When employees arrived to open up for the day, they noticed a maroon Chevrolet […]

Mom arrested for neglecting & abusing baby

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 22-year-old Bristol woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child after her seven-week-old infant suffered a fractured femur. Suspicious injuries from previous weeks were discovered when additional scans were taken of the little girl. Ricki Campbell was arrested last Thursday following an investigation by the […]

Several used needles and suspected meth residue found Durden charged with operating ‘drug house’ at Hosford home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man accused of running what deputies called a “drug house” was charged with maintaining a public nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was served on his mobile home, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Clerk’s Office. The residence, located on NE SR […]