Deputies begin holiday weekend with bust of open house party

Arrest

David Thomas

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 13:16 PM.

Deputies were dispatched to a call of a loud party at 99 Tang O Mar Drive, Miramar Beach, in the early morning hours of May 25th.

Upon arrival, deputies saw between 150-200 people coming in and out of the home. Deputies also saw in plain view numerous alcoholic beverages.As soon as law enforcement was spotted, the crowd began to quickly disperse. It was discovered a majority of those in the home for the party were underage.

It was also learned during the investigation the kids at the party found out about it through Facebook and most of the alcohol was already present upon their arrival. Deputies made contact with David J. Thomas, 30, who owns the home. He reportedly told deputies he threw the party for a 20 year old friend of his.

The particular 20 year old was passed out and the smell of an alcoholic beverage was on him, according to the report. South Walton Fire was called to the scene to check on the 20 year old.Thomas was charged with a violation of Florida State Statute 856.015 (4), Open House Party.



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