July 7: Carlos Caballero, aggravated battery; Lamaris K. Jones, poss. of cocaine with intent to sell; Jalissa Montgomery, possession of cocaine with intent to sell; Debra Kay Patrick, possession of meth, narcotic equipment
July 8: Brett Creamer, poss. of weapon by convicted felon, burglary of structure; Keith A. Mendenhal, trespassing; Harry Lewis Patrick, DWLSR; James Curtis Pruette, Jr., DUI
July 11: Talisha Danielle Gonzalez, DUI, VOP
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Darcie Mae Whittaker, 90, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Blountstown after an extended illness.
Born in Bristol, February 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Elvia (Deason) Peters. She was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. Later she was a cosmetologist/electrolysis instructor at Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee. Darcie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bristol.
Other than her parents, Jasper and Elvia Peters, she was preceded in death by a great-grandchild and three brothers, Ermil, Willard, and Arlon Peters.
Survivors include two sons, Stan Whittaker and his wife, Brenda, of Bristol, and Steve Whittaker and his wife, Joan, of Dansville, New York; her daughter, Linda Duggar, and her husband, Tommy, of Bristol; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Deloyce Fenn and Vonice Blackburn, both of Bristol, and Janice Texton of Tallahassee.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 16, at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. ET, Friday, July 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bristol with military honors.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
Mr. Milton James (Buddy) “Papaw” Shuler, Sr., 72, of Bristol, FL, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 14, 2015, in Blountstown, FL.
Buddy was born on September 12, 1942, in Quincy, FL, and had lived in Bristol all of his life. He was a retired diesel and heavy equipment mechanic. Buddy proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Bailey) Shuler, of Bristol; two sons, Milton James Shuler, Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Bristol, and Richard Carl Shuler and his wife, Joanne, of Bristol; one brother, Nero Shuler, and his wife, Julia, of Bristol; two sisters, Rose Barton and her husband, James, of Quincy, and Shelly Kay Shuler of Bristol; five grandchildren, Rick Shuler and wife, Holly, Candis Mayo and husband, Timmy, Taylor Shuler, Tait Shuler and Brooke Shuler; and four great-grandchildren, Landon Mayo, Sadie Mayo, Ryder Shuler and Branson Shuler.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 17, at 10:00 am (EDT) at the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverend Coy Collins, Reverend Chris Goodman and Reverend David Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 16, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm (EDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Ginger Moncrief, the mother of Devon Sherrod, the young man who was shot Tuesday afternoon by Chris Melton of Blountstown, has provided The County Record with an update on his condition.
"He is doing better this morning," she reports. "They had to replace and sew some of the veins and arteries in his leg. He lost a lot of blood and was given blood. I cannot say why Chris did this. There are two sides to every story."
Moncrief adds that she does not believe the shooting was in self-defense. She would like to extend her thanks to all the law enforcement officers who assisted with the search and apprehension of Melton.
Sherrod remains in Surgical ICU at Bay Medical Center in stable condition.
Alleged gunman Chris Melton of Blountstown was apprehended this morning in Shelton's Corner. Melton is accused of shooting Devon Sherrod Tuesday afternoon outside Melton's home on Juniper Avenue.
Melton immediately went on the run. Authorities searched throughout the night and located him earlier today at a home off Hwy. 73 B at the end of Tyler Lane. He was reportedly staying there with a female known as Cassey Marks. Authorities are looking for the individual who gave him a ride to Marks' residence.
Meanwhile, Sherrod underwent surgery last night at Bay Medical Center and remains stable in Surgical ICU. Sources indicate he was shot in the pelvic area. He was able to give investigators a statement.
Melton was just booked into the Calhoun County Jail. The gun allegedly used in the shooting was just found hidden at the Juniper Avenue residence.
Melton's girlfriend of Bristol was taken into custody yesterday afternoon on outstanding warrants, but has not been charged with any crime related to the shooting. Sherrod is reportedly the father of her child, but sources say she recently started dating Melton, who was a mutual friend.
Special thanks to Blountstown Police Chief Kipper Mallory and his team for keeping us informed throughout this incident so we could keep our readers posted! More details as they become available.
Blountstown residents are urged to lock their doors as an armed gunman remains at large. Christopher Melton, a white male clad in blue shorts and no shirt, allegedly shot someone on Juniper Avenue (the neighborhood behind Burger King) this afternoon. According to Blountstown Police Chief Kipper Mallory, the victim is currently stable at Bay Medical. Melton is believed to be armed with a .357 Magnum. If you see him, call 911. Do not attempt to make contact with him. Helicopters are searching from above and armed officers from both the BPD and Calhoun County Sheriff's Office are stationed around the area from Gaskin Street to Juniper.