Archives for September 2017

Callaway will have to find a new Mayor

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Callaway will have to find a new Mayor. Bob Pelletier announced his resignation at Tuesday’s regular meeting. He said it’ll be effective October 1.

BCSO claims victory in undercover drug sting in Fountain

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – BCSO is calling an undercover drug sting in Fountain during the last month a “success.” The sting resulted in 41 arrests, the recovery of a meth lab, five search warrants, and 103 traffic stops. Deputies said six Child Neglect charges are also pending.


A Bay County man is facing child sexual abuse charges

PANAMA CITY — A Bay County man is facing child sexual abuse charges. According to our content sponsors at the News Herald, Shaun Michael Brown is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl, according to court records. The 46 year old appeared in court Friday on three counts of sexual battery on a minor. The Panama City Police Department said other accusations are being investigated and could result in additional charges.

Panama City PD reopens nearly decade old murder case

PANAMA CITY — The Panama City Police Department (PCPD) is stll looking for leads in a nearly decade old homicide investigation. Police said, Monday, that they are still investigating the death of a 56 year old man at his home on N. James Ave., Sept. 26, 2010, and is urging anyone with information about this crime to call the Panama City Police Department. This case is one of several unrelated, unsolved homicides on which PCPD is working, officials said.

Crowd gathers at Panama City Beach after man seen in tree

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – An incident on the west end of Panama City Beach attracted quite a crowd. Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area around the Dunkin’ Donuts on Highway 98 near Carillon Beach about a man who was threatening to hurt himself, and officers said when they arrived he climbed up a tree, leading to an hours long negotian, before he was apprehended.

Bay County looks at pet euthanization protocol

PANAMA CITY — Bay County Commissioner Robert Carroll said the county should consider giving pet owners more time to get them after they are impounded by Animal Control. Carroll made the comments after complaints from a woman who said the county’s recent euthanization of her 11-month-old dog, Duke, was premature. The dog was at the shelter for a week, and the woman said when she went to get Duke he had been put down.

High speed chase ends with two BCSO offiecers in hospital

PANAMA CITY BEACH – Two deputies were hospitalized Monday afternoon after their cars were rammed, one head on, during a chase across the Hathaway Bridge. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a theft at a Panama City Beach restaurant and when deputies spotted a vehicle that fit the description of the suspects he fled leading officers on a high speed chase, before he crashed on 390, and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance later, according to our content sponsors at the News Herald.

Error helps Lynn Haven man avoid life in prison for armed bank robbery

PANAMA CITY – A Lynn Haven man avoided a possible life in prison sentence for an armed bank robbery thanks to an error. The 22 year old suspect, who faced the possibility of life in prison, was ordered Friday to a 60-day jail sentence in connection to the robbery of People’s Bank, on S. Tyndall Parkway, after evidence officers illegally gathered in the case was thrown out. A court date is scheduled for Oct. 26.

he father of a man who died while in a Port St. Joe jail is still looking for answers

PORT ST. JOE – The father of a man who died while in a Port St. Joe jail is still looking for answers. The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but the arresting officer has refused to provide any details about the Feb. 2015 incident. The victims family has filed a negligence lawsuit, and also requested a jury trial.

Tourist Dead After Drowning At Destin Beach

A tourist in Destin is dead after drowning at a beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said a man in his 50s was discovered unresponsive yesterday near the seashore at Shirah Beach Access near Scenic Highway 98. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.