Crime

Eight more charged in Panhandle drug trafficking investigation

Eight additional residents of Gadsden and neighboring counties were charged with federal drug crimes this past week as part of an ongoing large-scale investigation into suspected drug trafficking operations in the region.  Authorities hauled in the eight suspects earlier this week after a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging them with numerous felony…

Deputies say Chattahoochee man, accomplices targeted livestock in drive-by shooting

A Chattahoochee man and two alleged accomplices were arrested this past Tuesday after authorities say the trio perpetrated a “drive-by shooting” against local livestock. Trayvontaye Cheesmon, 19 of Chattahoochee; and Bay County residents Antonio Roulhac, 20, and Travion Turrell, 21, are being held at the Gadsden County Jail on a bevy of charges, including weapon…

Wanted man accused of sexual battery on child now in custody

An alleged sexual predator and wanted man living in Sneads is now in custody, the Marianna Police Department announced this past week.  Kristopher Michael Martin, 38, was arrested this past Saturday, January 5 and booked into the Jackson County Detention Center, with bond set at $250,000. He is charged with five counts of sexual battery…

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