On Thursday afternoon at approximately 1:00pm, Opp Police Department Investigators and Covington County Drug
Task Force agents went to a residents located in the 1000 block of Rhea Avenue where they arrested Rudy Spencer
Jones. Mr Jones, a 54 year of age resident of Opp was arrested on five(5) counts of receiving stolen property in the
second degree and was incarcerated in the Covington County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.
The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation involving property stolen within the city limits of Opp, as well as in
rural areas located in Covington County,Coffee County and Geneva County.
The investigations division of the Opp Police Department is currently in possession of several power hand tools,
mechanical equipment and lawn care items that were located at the residence.
Citzens missing like items may contact the investigative division@(334)493-4511 and inquire concerning the items
that is currently located at the Opp Police Department
Sunday 05 19 through Monday 05 20
110 Total Calls
30 Medical Emergency
52 Police Calls
Booked In: 7
Total in Custody: 221
Doug Wheeler 33 DUI $7,500
James L. Franklin 38 Fugitive from Justice -0-
Beverly Burgess 49 Pub. Intox $500
Steven Seaney 23 FTA/VOP -0-
Jonathon T. Williams 33 Mun. Court Order -0-
Beverly A. Burgess 49 Pub. Intox $300
Ralph K. Ghans 23 Distribution/PODP/
POM 2nd $260,000
A Hofstra University student was accidentally killed by a police officer on Friday during a home invasion and robbery,according to reports.
The student, Andrea Rebello, 21, was being held at gunpoint in her off-campus home by an intruder when a police officer arrived on the scene. The intruder, Dalton Smith, 30, of Hempstead, New York, turned his gun on the officer, and the officer fired eight shots, hitting Smith seven times and hitting Rebello once in the head, killing them both.
Saturday 05 18
80 Total Calls
17 Medical Emergency
42 Police Calls
Booked In: 8
Total in Custody: 230
Sherman E. Denson 20 POM 2nd/PODP $2000.
Patsy G. Blackwell 40 DUI $7,500
Lejohn P. Pate 20 Hold for Other Agency
Burtish L. Quales 35 Pub. Intox $300.
Jimmy Rowell 63 Weekender
Andrew R. Acame 22 Open Container/
Furn. Alcohol to Minor $1,000
Brandon J. Gilpin 20 Minor in Poss.
Of Alcohol $500
Joseph D. Adams 18 Minor in Poss.
Of Alcohol $500
We are also looking for News Journalist full and part time. Must be computer savvy and creative. We will be posting the changes coming as soon as we are ready in the Andalusia Office. We will maintain the Studio/Production in Heath and are looking for a location in Opp as well. If interested contact us at above contact info.
Deputies and investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) have been hot on the trail of the suspects involved in a string of burglaries occurring in the Driftwood Estates area in South Walton. Yesterday, deputies responded to 901 East Mack Bayou in reference to a suspicious persons call. An elderly neighbor made contact with two male individuals in her neighbor’s yard who were hanging around a window at the back of the house. They quickly fled after the neighbor spoke to them. Law enforcement and the owner of the residence were contacted and deputies found an open window, as well as a damaged window screen. Deputies were able to locate subjects, Miguel Arceo, 16 of Santa Rosa Beach and Thomas Howells, 22, of Santa Rosa Beach. After gathering more information during the investigation, both were arrested and charged with Burglary of a Structure and Criminal Mischief.
The two have also been linked to several other burglaries in the Driftwood Estates area. Howells has additionally been charged with one count of Felony Criminal Mischief, one count of Grand Theft, two counts of Burglary, one count of Dealing in Stolen Property, one count of Grand Theft of a Firearm and one count of Grand Theft from the Elderly. Arceo has been charged with one count of Felony Criminal Mischief, one count of Grand Theft, one count of Grand Theft from the Elderly, one count of Grand Theft of a Firearm, and two counts of Burglary.
Both were transported for booking to the Walton County Department of Corrections. Arceo was subsequently transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Crestview. This continues to be an active investigation.
Thursday 05 16 through Friday 05 17
189 Total Calls
32 Medical Emergency
79 Police Calls
Booked In: 27
Total in Custody: 226
Loretta L. Sorrells 42 Dom. Viol. 3rd $500
Bart A. Prue 47 POM 2nd/PODP $2,000
Davis Morris 18 Hold for Other Agency
Terry R. Thompson 47 FTA -0-
Bradley T. Chadwick 24 POCS $10,000
Shannon Harrison 21 Burg. 3rdx4/TOP 2nd x3/
TOP 3rd x2 $66,000
Joey Harrison Jr. 19 Burg. 3rdx3/TOP 2nd x3/
TOP 3rd x2 $46,000
Gregory Carroll 31 Fugitive From Justice -0-
Ariel L. Sanders 22 Court Order -0-
Micia S. Edmond 20 Court Order -0-
Christopher P. Milner 25 Pub. Intox $300
Daniel R. Lawson 28 POCS/POM 2nd/
Felony PODP $67,500
Michael A. Paxton 37 TOP 2nd/Burg. 3rd $80,000
Cherina Grimes 25 FTA $500
Shaye Bollin 25 Contempt of Court -0-
Christina Fuller 32 Contempt of Court -0-
Tramikuis Stoudmire 22 Contempt of Court -0-
Robert Lane Jr. 54 Back for Court
Teria Archie 32 Sentenced
Jeanetta Brown 40 Serving Weekends
Austin C. Wheeler 25 FTA -0-
Bridget H. King 30 Back for Court
James M. Johns 69 Serving Weekends
Charles E. Tanner 48 Assault 3rd/Crim.
Trespass 3rd $6,000
Robert C. Harrison 50 Assault 3rd/Crim.
Trespass 3rd $6,000
Pamela Clayborne 52 Fugitive from Justice -0-
Tony Richburg 42 FTA -0-
Wednesday 05 15
97 Total Calls
15 Medical Emergency
57 Police Calls
Booked In: 13
Total in Custody: 218
Opp: 1 DUI
Eleanor Logiotatoes 31 Serving Weekends
Tony L. Veasey 62 Unemployment Comp. Viol. $500
Rebecca A. Kirksey 29 Prob. Viol. -0-
Matthew Looney 28 Crim. Misc. 3rd $1,000
William Talbot 26 Indecent Exp. $1,000
William C. Thrash 37 FTA x2 -0-
Dana M. Hendrix 31 FTA -0-
Eddie J. Walker 37 FTA x2 -0-
Kimberly Daughtry 38 Harassment/Harassing
Nicolas J. Colson 20 Dom. Viol. 3rd $500
Lawrence C. Rhudy 20 DUI/Minor in Poss. $2,000
Justin T. Leblanc 19 POCS/PODP/
Minor in Poss. $16,000
Corey D. Matthews 41 Back for Court
After careful examination of the evidence into the allegations of inappropriate conduct with students, by a teacher at Marianna High School, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has compiled the following investigative summary.
During the evening hours of Thursday, February 14, 2013, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) received a report through the Florida Abuse Hotline. The initial report originated from a staff member at Marianna High School, reporting the alleged inappropriate conduct with students by John Summers, a Marianna High School teacher.
On Friday, February 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., DCF investigators were at Marianna High School to conduct an investigation into those allegations. During their investigation students were interviewed by DCF staff. Present during these interviews were school personnel as well as School Resource Officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.