Transient Suspected of Sexual Assault Located and Arrested



January 18, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a transient man for a Sexual Assault on Panama City Beach.

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Shooting in Fountain



January 15, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 9906 Western Road in Fountain this afternoon in response to a report of a shooting.

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Public's Help Sought in Search for Jacorien Thomas



January 14, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Jacorien K. Thomas. Thomas is wanted for shooting and killing Demetrius Traylor in August of 2018 in a mobile home park on Cherry Street in Callaway.

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Officer Involved Shooting



January 13, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a stolen vehicle this afternoon in the Callaway area.

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Violent Altercation at the Gas Pump



January 8, 2019

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BCSO Captain Graduates FBI Academy



January 7, 2019

Bay County Sheriff’s Office West District Commander Captain David Baldwin Graduates from the FBI National Academy

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Local Man Arrested for Disrupting Radio System



January 7, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced today the arrest on January 4, 2019, of a local man believed responsible for interrupting the radio system of several local law enforcement agencies without authorization or permission

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CUFF Task Force Nabs Two More



December 17, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announces the arrest of two individuals on December 14, 2018, operating without proper contracting licensing in the state of Florida.

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BCSO Arrests Southport Man for Battery on a Juvenile



December 14, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Southport man after he approached a student at a bus stop and spoke with her, asking her where she lived, and touching her hair.

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CUFF Task Force Arrests Five



December 14, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announces the arrest of five individuals operating without proper contracting licensing in the state of Florida

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Local Man Arrested After Spray-painting Graffiti



December 12, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a local man after he allegedly spray-painted graffiti on vehicles and fences last night along High Cliff Road in Bay County. He also spray-painted a racial slur on the garage door of a home on the same road.

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BCSO Offers Home Watch Program



December 10, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office offers peace of mind to Bay County residents who are traveling for the holidays with the House Check Program.

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CUFF Task Force Nets Another Six



November 30, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announced today the arrests of six individuals by the CUFF task force.

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BCSO Arrests Local Man For Murder



November 20, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Justin Drinkard, age 33, of 4936 High Point Road, Panama City, on an open count of murder. The victim has been identified as Jerry Benefield, Jr, age 20.

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Beach Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse



November 15, 2018

A juvenile came forward to report abuse at the hands of Rene Elmer Rivas, age 48.

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New Task Force Established



November 15, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, the Panama City Police Department, and the Lynn Haven Police Department have conducted an undercover sting operation and made twelve arrests in Bay County.

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Hurricane Michael



October 8, 2018

Employees at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office continue preparations today for the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Michael.

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Georgia Man and Local Man Arrested



October 4, 2018

A local man and a Georgia man have been arrested, and heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, and more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine have been seized by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges



October 4, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two local men after handguns and a significant amount of heroin were found during a search warrant.

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Shawn Mosley Arrested



October 3, 2018

The BCSO Special Investigations Division seized thousands of Opioid Pills during a search warrant.

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Six Arrested and Property Returned to Victim in Burglary Cas



September 28, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested six suspects yesterday in connection to a burglary investigation, and has obtained warrants to arrest a seventh suspect.

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Bay County Sheriff's Office Gospel Sing this Saturday



September 26, 2018

Michael Lee will be performing at the Gospel Sing this Saturday. He currently has the number one song on the Christian Country Countdown!

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Two Arrested For Stolen Property and Narcotics



September 13, 2018

A tip led investigators to a residence with stolen property and illegal narcotics. Both residents of the home were arrested.

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Two Suspects Arrested For Sex With Minors



September 13, 2018

An interview with a juvenile revealed two local adult males had been engaging in sexual activity with her. During the course of the investigation, it was learned the second suspect was connected to another case and allegedly had sex with another juvenile.

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Three Arrested and 50 Pounds of Pot Seized



September 10, 2018

Three locals have been arrested. Investigators have seized fifty pounds of pot, cocaine,1,400 THC vape pens, and about 50 grand in cash.

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Local Man Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges



September 7, 2018

A local man was arrested on two charges of Sexual Battery and investigators believe strongly there may be additional victims in Bay County.

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Arrest Made of Bay High School Student



September 6, 2018

BHS student was arrested for bringing a BB gun designed as a replica of a 9mm Beretta handgun to school in a backpack.

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Arrests in Waller Elementary Burglary



September 4, 2018

BCSO Criminal Investigations makes arrests in burglary case within hours of first complaint.

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Cocaine and Pills Possibly Laced With Fentanyl Seized



September 4, 2018

BCSO Special Investigations Division and Criminal Investigations found possibly fentanyl-laced narcotics during a search warrant--three arrested.

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