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UPDATE – FLEEING SUSPECT APPREHENDED IN BLOUNTSTOWN

from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office On July 27, 2017, Calhoun County Sheriffs Office investigators attempted to conduct a search at the residence of the detained subject, James Michael Hathaway, 26 on Slim Tucker Road, Blountstown, Florida. In the process of the search, Hathaway escaped custody. Investigators then called in other law enforcement from the […]

Suspect search underway

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who fled as deputies were serving an arrest warrant this afternoon. A dog tracking team has been called out to search on the ground and a helicopter is flying over the area around Wrennie Moody Road to look for […]

Body found in home after Wednesday morning fire

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office are on scene at this moment examining the aftermath of an early morning fire that destroyed a woodframe home and claimed one life. A body was found in a bedroom of the residence of Robert Craig Yon, located on Troy McCroan Road off […]

Passenger injured when vehicle starter flies through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A passenger in a westbound Jeep was badly injured when an automotive starter believed to have fallen from a passing vehicle crashed through the front windshield and nearly severed his arm. The Jeep was traveling on SR 20 in Calhoun County just past Reeder Road, heading for the Bay-Calhoun County […]
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Woman charged when meth lab found in her Mossy Pond home

Over 20 ounces of meth oil, along with the supplies and ingredients to make more, was found when deputies searched the home of a Mossy Pond woman last week, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. After getting a tip that Brittany Grumbling, 24, had been manufacturing methamphetamine, Deputy Jody Hoagland learned […]

Man arrested after woman chased with truck

A 44-year-old Altha man who had just been released from jail was back in custody a short time later after he drove to the home of his victim in a previous domestic battery case and nearly ran her down twice with his truck, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. James Earl […]

Visitors get a look at new workspace for CCSO deputies

A recent remodel has transformed the old “blue building” behind the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office into a new workspace for Sheriff David Tatum’s patrol staff. Visitors toured the building during an open house last Thursday. Since 1971, the site has been used for storage as well as a work center for the county maintenance department. […]

Crime rate increases in Calhoun County

A review of the semi-annual Uniform Crime Reports, covering the first half of 2010 reveals that crime has increased in Calhoun County in the first half of the year. The Sheriff’s Office statistics reflect an increase of 9.1%. Although that seems like a large jump in just six months, to put that figure into perspective […]

Auction cleans out inventory, raises $33,618

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The first-ever combined auction of surplus equipment from the City of Blountstown and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office brought in $33,618 Saturday morning as bidders put their money down for approximately 120 items including 13 used vehicles and eight junkers, old office furniture, doors and lighting fixtures. The bulk of […]