Inadvertent photobomb leads to beach wedding brawl
The man was coming to pick up his rental beach chairs, which had been moved and stacked by the wedding planner and her crew, according to an offense report from the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
While he was moving the chairs, he showed up in the back drop of the wedding photos. Witnesses told deputies that words were exchanged before several members of the wedding party went to the vendor and "began beating on him," the report said.
At one point, the bride joined the scuffle, ending up on the ground.
The vendor was able to escape the group long enough to get a filet knife from his truck, which kept the group back until deputies arrived.
Witnesses told deputies the vendor didn't threaten or approach anyone with the knife.
The vendor said he didn't want to press charges; he just wanted to be left alone. Witnesses confirmed he'd only been defending himself.
No charges will be filed.
Woman accused of leaving dogs in car at work
According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Melanie Nicole Simpson left her two dogs locked in her vehicle with all four windows rolled up on June 18. A security guard called deputies, who made entry into the vehicle and got the "heavily panting" dogs out, giving them water.
The report said the deputy was "immediately overwhelmed with a wave of heat" when he opened the vehicle door. He described it as "similar to what someone would feel by opening a kitchen oven."
Simpson was arrested on July 23 and charged with tormenting animals in a cruel and inhumane manner.
Former public defender charged for racketeering
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, around 6 p.m. July 22. Charges stem from the June 16, 2014, search warrants that started Operation Avalanche.
Platteborze was booked into the Walton County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Investigations are on-going and more information will be released once available.
Search of residence leads to meth arrest
Members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of a residence in
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit secured a probable cause search warrant for the residence due to the findings of the State Probation Officers. After the execution of the search warrant, the Vice/Narcotics Unit located muriatic acid, Coleman fuel, lighter fluid, cut lithium batteries and coffee filters in the area where the cook vessels were located previously.
Aucion was arrested and charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.