TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are asking for the public’s help locating Dexter Bernard Monroe, Jr., who was last seen Monday afternoon leaving his Tallahassee job, in the Southwood area, wearing a blue and red plaid shirt with black pants.
Mr. Monroe, 24, who lives in Bristol and works in Tallahassee, texted his boss early Tuesday morning advising he would be late, but never made it to work.
He was riding a 2015 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius motorcycle and usually wears a black leather or Kevlar protective suit over his clothing when riding, as well as a black, full-face motorcycle helmet.
Mr. Monroe is a black male, 6’ tall and 190 pounds with short black hair. Please see attached photos.
If you have information about Dexter Bernard Monroe, Jr., please contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 643-2235.
Don’t miss the 29th Annual GOAT DAY festival, presented by the Blountstown Rotary Club, Oct. 17th at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown. Goat Day is one of the largest arts and crafts show in North Florida and attendance has become an honored tradition across the region.
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Ruth Williams Holley, 99, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Blountstown after an extended illness.
Born August 9, 1915, in Kinard, she was the daughter of the late William Author and Minnie Lou (Steward) Griffin. Ms. Ruth was a homemaker and a volunteer at the Calhoun County Library for several years. She was a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Laddie Williams and his wife, Virginia, and Leon Williams and his wife, Shirley, of Blountstown; two daughters, Joyce Little (widow of the late James Little) of Port St. Joe, Florida, and Nell Van Sickle and her husband, Jim, of Panama City, Florida; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Odell Griffin.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at Adams Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Ken Taylor and Reverend Nick Hughes will officiate. Interment will follow in Williams Memorial Church Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 7662 SR 71 South, Blountstown, FL 32424 or Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Marianna, FL 32446.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online atadamsfh.com.
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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.