Mar. 26: Henry Eugene Armstrong, violation of conditional release; Jessica Simmons, VOP/Jackson Co.
Mar. 27: James Steven Crumbley, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, poss. drug equipment
Mar. 28: Scott Oliver Howell, criminal register
Mar. 29: Earnest Dale McCardle, battery - spouse [Full Story »]
Robert Lee Thompson, 88, of Bristol, Florida, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, in Tallahassee, Florida.
He was a member of Bristol First Baptist Church. Lee served in the United States Army during World War II and is considered a hero in the Battle of the Bulge. He staked his life to save fellow Americans who were penned down by a German battle tank. Lee was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Dixie Lodge #109, and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 12010. In a formal ceremony in Tallahassee Lee was awarded the prestigious French “Legion of Honor” medal.
He was preceded in death by his foster parents, Lettie and Earl Brown; his wife, Bruce; his sons, Bobby Lee Thompson and William Allen Thompson; and his step-son, Everett Perkins.
Survivors include his step-son, Daniel Perkins of Daytona, Florida; daughters, Wanda Campbell and her husband, Billy of Chattahoochee, Florida and Deborah Peddie and her husband, Wayne of Bristol; his step-daughter, Judy Locke and husband Dale of Tallahassee; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his sister, Helen King of Turlock, California.
The family will receive friends 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Bristol First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. ET at the church with Reverend Roger Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Bristol Cemetery with military honors.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone is 674-5449) and you may offer the family condolences at adamsfh.com. [Full Story »]
Disturbing video evidence has been released after a Calhoun County Jail officer was charged Monday with misdemeanor battery on an inmate.
Christopher Aaron Doyal, 25, of Altha, has resigned from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. As previously reported he has been on paid leave since the alleged incident occurred the night of Feb. 20.
The County Record (TCR) received a copy of the video and audio evidence in the case Monday. After TCR viewed and listened to the evidence, it became extremely unclear why it took over five weeks to charge Doyal and why the taxpayers have paid his salary for over a month.
As previously reported, Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel viewed the same evidence, but opted not to conduct an internal investigation. Instead, he asked the State Attorney’s Office to review the case and make a determination. He told TCR he did have an opinion on the case, but wanted the State Attorney’s Office to give “a second opinion.”
Ofc. Doyal will receive a notice to appear in court to face the charges. Sheriff Kimbrel had no comment Monday.
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