An 11-month investigation by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) resulted in the arrest Thursday of 18 area residents accused of being part of a crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring.
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A registered sexual predator was arrested in Liberty County last week after allegedly luring a teenage girl off the internet for sexual purposes. His co-worker was also charged since he agreed to drive him to meet the girl.
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Jan. 3: Willie B. Timmons, DWLSR habitual
Jan. 4: Keith Edward Summerlin, failure to appear
Jan. 5: Charles Jackson Holley, Jr., VOP; Andre Demetrius Fountain, VOP; John M. Martin, Jr., aggravated assault, tampering with witness
Jan. 6: Luis Gerardo Chavez, DWLSR
Jan. 8: Victoria Lynn McClure, Laura December Wilson, Cathrine Jeanette Davis, Cheri Ann Nalini Morris, Amanda Hill Harris, Angela Kay Tindall, Chandra Victoria Goodman, Joann Lewis, Kristen Michelle Paul, Kelli Marie Odom, Anthony Wayne McClure, Tyler Scott Elliott, Clifton Larry Stevens II, James Phillip Mayo, all charged with criminal conspiracy to purchase meth, possession of meth, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
Jan. 9: Deana Kay Chastain, criminal conspiracy to purchase meth, unlawful use of a two-way communication device [Full Story »]
James Grover, 83, of Altha, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, in Blountstown, Florida.
James was born in Alliance, Florida, March 3, 1931, to the late James J. and Minnie Bell (Phillips) Grover. He served in the United States Army for several years and later in life he worked as a carpenter. James was a member of Page Pond Assembly of God Church.
Other than his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Louise Grover, and son, Gary Griffin.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Griffin of Panama City, Florida, and Gene Griffin and his wife, Samantha, of Tennessee; three daughters, Charlotte Clemons and her husband, Clint, of Altha, Bonny Kornegay and her husband, Corvia, also of Altha, and Amber Neal and her husband, Dalton, of Blountstown; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Faye Bates, and her husband, J.D., of Altha; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
The family will receive friends at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 10, in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Carlton Baggett and Reverend Clint Clemons officiating. Interment will be in Old Shiloh Cemetery near Altha.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Another four of the 16 suspects - the only men thus far - have been identified in the crystal meth trafficking ring bust that went down Thursday in Calhoun County. They include:
Anthony Wayne McClure, 30
Tyler Scott Elliott, 20
Clifton Larry Stevens II, 38
James Phillip Mayo, 53
All are charged with criminal conspiracy to purchase meth, possession of meth, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
Ten women were named yesterday in the bust, all on the same charges. They include:
Joann Lewis, 41
Chandra Victoria Goodman, 29
Angela Kay Tindall, 36
Amanda Hill Harris, 35
Cheri Ann Morris, 32
Catherine Jeanette Davis, 26
Laura December Wilson, 23
Victoria Lynn McClure, 31
Kelli Marie Odom, 51
Kristin Michelle Paul, 29
The final two arrested in the ring should be announced this morning.
BREAKING NEWS: A long term drug investigation by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has culminated in the arrest of 16 individuals. The charges are in connection to a Crystal Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization. The CCSO advises a press conference will be scheduled at a later date. No names have been released at this time, but The County Record is trying to get this information now. We will update as more details become available.