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Teens charged with stealing car, taking it for a joy ride

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Three teenagers have been arrested and a warrant has been issued for a fourth after a stolen car was abandoned at a trailer park following a joy ride in Calhoun County, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. A green four-door Honda Accord was taken from a […]

Mechanic charged with stealing and selling car

A mechanic working from his home on Porter Grade Road in Calhoun County was arrested March 29 for grand theft and dealing in stolen property after he admitted selling a customer’s car to a recycling yard. Arrested was James E. Lerch, 43. According to the arrest report, the vehicle, owned by Juan A. Gonzalez, was […]

Care facility owner charged with using patient’s debit card

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The owner of a Blountstown care facility was arrested Thursday after she allegedly used a patient’s debit card for over $1,500 in purchases at Wal-mart and then spent another $80 at a gas station, according to an arrest affidavit. Juliann Roper Durden, 45, was charged with criminal use of a […]

Woman charged with stealing friend’s car

A Bristol woman who reportedly asked to use a friend’s car but failed to return it has been arrested on a charge of grand theft. Angela Mickel, 39, was taken into custody Feb. 9 in Calhoun County. According to the arrest report, Mickel borrowed a 2000 Dodge Neon on Jan. 25 after telling her friend […]

Meth found on woman wanted for grand theft

A woman wanted on grand theft charges in Leon County was arrested Feb. 1 in Blountstown after a deputy noticed her walking along the sidewalk on West Central Avenue around 10:30 p.m. While waiting for her warrant to be confirmed, Sgt. Jared Nichols asked Delia Coxwell, 18, of Blountstown if she had anything illegal on […]

Four charged with theft & dealing in stolen property

Four people are charged with the theft of several items which were sold for their value as recyclables. Arrested Feb. 1 was Brina Nicole Davis,19, of Altha, and Christopher Jack Leach, 19, and Michael Edward Swain, 20, both of Blountstown. James Hathaway, 20, of Blountstown, was arrested in a related case. Davis was charged with […]

Former pharmacist sentenced to eight years for stealing pills

Liberty County native Tresha Davis was sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in the theft of thousands of hydrocodone pills from the Marianna Wal-Mart, where she worked as a pharmacist. Davis appeared before Circuit Judge Bill Wright Jan. 19 in a Jackson County courtroom, where she acknowledged what she had done and […]

Man arrested for stealing hunting dog

A Central Florida man found in possession of a missing hunting dog whose radio collar had been disabled has been charged with grand theft, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers heard the call on the scanner and went to the scene of a dispute in the […]

Telogia brothers charged with theft of batteries and fishing equipment

Two Telogia brothers have been charged with burglary of a structure, grand theft and dealing with stolen property after several items went missing from a neighbor’s property earlier this month. Arrested was Craig Randall Hemanes, 25, and Anthony Sewell, 29, of NE OJ Road. W.L. “Bud” Burke reported Jan. 18 that two batteries, a 100 […]

Stolen cigarettes found in car trunk Calhoun men charged with burglary of Washington County convenience store

A tip that a burglary suspect who took a large amount of cigarettes from a Washington County convenience store was living on the grounds of the Breakaway Drag Strip led to the arrest of two men last week. Deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office learned the suspect was wearing white shoes, blue jeans and […]