On Sat. Feb 9th and Wed. Feb.13th this person was caught on Video Surveillance while burglarizing a store on U.S. 90 East in Madison Co.
Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking your help to identify this person.
Please call Crime Stoppers of Madison County at (850) 973- 2762 if you have any information about this person. We don’t ask your name, just take your information.
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On Sat. Feb 9th and Wed. Feb.13th this person was caught on Video Surveillance while burglarizing a store on U.S. 90 East in Madison Co.
Ms. Carlson was last seen with James Flanders, 44, the father of her newborn child, in mid-October 2011. The couple shared a home together in Fort Walton Beach. Ms. Carlson lived in Sierra Vista, Ariz. from Aug. 2010 to Feb. 2011. Flanders currently lives in Cochise, Ariz., near Tucson with the couple’s child.
On Oct. 19, 2011, a text message, purportedly from Ms. Carlson, was received by several people. The message stated that she left Fort Walton Beach to do something she always wanted to do. No additional information was contained in the text.
Ms. Carlson’s vehicle was located at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (NFRA) on Oct. 21, 2011 by Flanders. The investigation into Ms. Carlson’s disappearance determined that she did not leave the Fort Walton Beach area by flying or renting a vehicle from the NFRA. The investigation also determined that she did not leave the United States.
Ms. Carlson was reported missing/endangered to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, on Oct. 24, 2011 by Jeff Carlson, her ex-husband, who resides in KY.
Investigators urge anyone with information about the disappearance of Marie Jane Carlson to contact Investigator Keith Matz (OCSO) at 850-609-2000 or Special Agent Ronnie Austin (FDLE) at 850-595-2045. Anonymous tips can be made through the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 888-654-TIPS or their website http://emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of Ms. Carlson’s whereabouts. The reward is being offered through private donations.
Ms. Carlson has a unique tattoo on her right wrist with the inscriptions “Pray Without Ceasing.” She was born October 7, 1974 and is 5’04, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
See attached pictures of Marie Jane Carlson.
Ms. Carlson is also being featured on FDLE’s Facebook page as part of the BOLO series.
From a reader of Greene Publishing, Inc.’s Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise-Recorder:
I am writing to let you know that there is a scam going on with
the elderly in Madison County. My mother received two  phone calls
today , one from a man and the other from a woman, They stated that the
government was sending out new medicare cards to all senior citizens and
then they started asking for their banking information. I would
appreciate it if you could let everyone know about this scam. The
number that showed up on her caller id was 409-574-1214 , I tried to
do a reverse search and got nothing. Some of our seniors would give
them their information and this would be very bad for them.
I greatly appreciate you attention to this matter and Thank you in
Sweitzer entered his plea during a pre-trial hearing.
Accusations made by Sweitzer’s accusers never altered or wavered. The state attorney agreed to accept the plea bargain in order to avoid a trial and get the sentence they wanted.
Sweitzer was sentenced to 15 years in prison, plus 10 years probation.
Shooter Charged With Two Counts of First Degree Murder
A tragic shooting in Suwannee County on Saturday, Jan. 26, has Madison County ties as the two victims of the tragedy have relatives in Madison County.
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Mike Williams and his brother, Abe, were at the home of Marcus Cole on 225th Street, near Charles Springs in Suwannee County, when a fight broke out. Cole reportedly went and got a high-powered rifle. Abe and Mike Williams were shot.
Mike died at the scene.
Abe died on Sunday evening, Jan. 27, at an area hospital.
Cole was charged with two counts of first degree murder.
Mike and Abe Williams were the sons of Kenny Williams, who grew up in Lee.
The Madison Police Department is investigating burglaries to three Colonial Apartments on SW Sumatra Avenue.
According to a report filed by MPD Patrolman Jared Dewey, someone broken into three apartments and three refrigerators, three electric stoves, and three window unit air conditioners were stolen.
There were also three window frames broken during the burglaries.
The owner did not know when it could have occurred, but said it possibly could have happened in a two-week span.
If anyone has any information on the burglaries, please call the Madison Police Department at (850) 973-5077.
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Wednesday the 23rd day of January, 2013 at 12:39 PM, a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on US 90 for a traffic infraction. The vehicle was a 1996 green Ford 2 door, occupied by only the driver and was traveling in an easterly direction. After stopping the vehicle, the Deputy approached the driver only to have the driver quickly back up and accelerate off. The Deputy initiated a pursuit engaging blue lights and siren and requested assistance. The pursuit ended at the intersection of CR 255 and Plantation.
A second Deputy had positioned himself at this intersection and deployed a tire deflation device. However the driver briefly stopped as the Deputy un-holstered his firearm and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver refused to follow the lawful commands and accelerated directly towards the Deputy. The Deputy discharged his firearm striking the vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
The driver was identified as Benjamin Joseph Koon, W/M, DOB: 07/04/1979 of Live Oak Florida. The driver sustained apparent injuries from the vehicle crash and not the shots fired by the deputy. Koon was transported to TMH in Tallahassee for medical evaluation and released to the Madison County Jail.
In accordance with Madison County Sheriff’s Office Policy and standard protocol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was contacted and requested to investigate the use of force and the criminal charges of Benjamin Joseph Koon. Any further information please contact FDLE.
Benjamin Joseph Koon was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Aggravated Assault
2. Fleeing and Eluding
3. Resisting Arrest with Violence
On Friday January 18 2013 at 1030 pm, Cpl. Reginald Alexander was dispatched to 274 SW Brookwood Ave. in ref. to a broken window. On arrival of Alexander, the resident advised that someone had threw a beer bottle through her bedroom window which shattered the beer bottle and the window. No one was injured and no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Dept at 973-5077.
A man was arrested for dealing in stolen property.
According to the Madison Police Department, Sgt. Chris Cooks was investigating a burglary that occurred at 363 SW Orange Ave. on an earlier date.
During the investigation, Sgt. Cooks discovered that silverware stolen during the burglary had been pawned at the American Gold Parties located on Base St.
After checking the pawn slips and interviewing a witness, Sgt. Cooks was led back to Reginald Clay. Sgt. Cooks made contact with Clay and placed him under arrest for dealing in stolen property.
The Madison Police Department is looking for information on an arson.
According to MPD reports, on Friday Jan. 18, at 11:30 p.m., Ptl. Troy Stallings was dispatched to Madison Heights Apartment # E-4 on Martin Luther King Dr. in ref. to a structure fire.
On arrival, Stallings assisted Madison Fire Rescue with the fire.
After the fire was extinguished, Fire Chief Bruce Jordan inspected damage and notified the State Fire Marshal’s office. On arrival of the Fire Marshal’s office, a preliminary investigation was conducted on the cause of the fire.
The State Fire Marshal’s office concluded that the fire was arson.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Dept. 973-5077 or the State Fire Marshal’s office.
While addressing the traffic infractions with the driver, Sgt. Haskell detected the odor of a controlled substance and other criminal indicators. A consensual search of the vehicle located a blue cloth zip bag concealed inside a Burger King cup in the center console. When looking inside the zip bag, Sgt. Haskell located 2 small plastic bags containing powder cocaine, 1 small plastic bag containing crack cocaine and 1 small plastic bag containing marijuana. Hamilton claimed ownership of the narcotics and was placed under arrest without incident. Hamilton was transported to the Madison County Jail.
Hamilton was arrested and charged as follows:
Anthony Jerome Hamilton, B/M, DOB: 11/26/1976, 225 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge 1: Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
Charge 2: Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams
Sgt. Pitts and Captain Harper activated emergency lights to stop the subject. The subject turned into a yard and rode the bike around the back of the residence then got off and started to walk away. Sgt. Pitts ordered the subject to stop and he complied stating that he lived there. At that point the metal objects were more visible and recognized to be air conditioner coils and appeared to have been cut out of an A/C unit.
The subject was identified as Davion McDaniel of Madison Florida. Sgt. Pitts conducted a pat down of McDaniel and located a large tire tool concealed in McDaniel’s right pant leg and a screwdriver, set of pliers and pair of latex gloves in his pocket. McDaniel stated that he removed the A/C parts and other copper from a burned down house on happy street that was owned by his dad and he had permission to take the items. The burned residence was located and determined to be owned by someone other than McDaniel’s father. Due to the time of night, tools in McDaniel’s possession and the attempt to conceal the three A/C coils and copper, McDaniel was placed under arrest. It was also determined that McDaniel did not live at the residence like he initially claimed and refused to tell deputies where his residence was located.
McDaniel was arrested and charged as follows:
Davion McDaniel, B/M, DOB: 01/11/1995, 233 SE Marshall Way, Lee, FL 32059
Charge 1: Loitering and Prowling
Charge 2: Possession of Burglary Tools
Deputy Knight requested Sgt. Dennis Pitts for routine assistance. Deputy Knight recognized the driver as Michael Miller of Greenville, Florida and ordered Miller out of the vehicle and conducted a pat down for weapons finding none. During the pat down Deputy Knight discovered a cigarette pack in Millers right front pants pocket and Miller granted for permission for Deputy Knight to look inside. Deputy Knight located two small straws with a white powder residue on the straw ends inside the cigarette pack. Deputy Knight recognized the straws had been used to consume illegal narcotics. Deputy Knight also located a small plastic baggy containing a white powder believed to be cocaine inside the cigarette pack.
Deputy Knight used a presumptive cocaine field test kit and received a positive result identifying the substance as cocaine. Deputy Knight placed Miller under arrest without incident. During the arrest Miller claimed the cocaine and stated that it was for personal use. Miller was transported to the Madison County Jail and charged with the following:
Arrested and Charged:
Michael L. Miller, B/M, DOB: 07/03/1970, 470 Haffye Drive, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Charge: Improper Start from Stopped Position
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday the 17th day of January 2013 Madison County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jarrod Lauth attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Ford F-150 truck on CR 145 near Delphinium Drive. The truck was driven by a white male later identified as Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957, of Atlanta Georgia. Wall was operating the truck in a manner that demonstrated wanton disregard for the safety of other motorist including making sudden stops in the travel lane and driving in the oncoming traffic lane.
Cpl. Lauth activated his blue lights and siren signaling Wall to stop, however, Wall ignored Cpl. Lauth and refused to stop. Wall continued to travel North on CR 145 driving erratically and Cpl. Lauth continued pursuit.
MCSO Captain David Harper and Sgt. Sharon Shadrick joined the pursuit North of Pinetta. The Sheriff’s Office Communications called Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for assistance as the pursuit continued toward the County/State line at speeds reaching 75 miles per hour.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office advised they would assist and the pursuit continued crossing into Georgia. Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deployed tire deflation devices in Clyatville and was successful in deflating the left front tire of the truck. The pursuit now included units from Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. With the front tire of the F-150 now deflated the truck turned into a power substation just north of the paper mill and was disabled.
Wall was arrested without further incident. Lowndes County deputies arrested Wall and transported him to the Lowndes County Jail. Cpl. Lauth requested a hold be placed on Wall and issued a warrant for Felony Fleeing and Eluding requiring Wall to be brought back to Madison County to face charges once his judicial proceedings in Georgia are complete.
Wall was arrested and charged with the following:
Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957 1803 Hadlock Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Felony Fleeing and Eluding (enhanced 2cd degree)
A Madison County Central School student was arrested on charges of possession of a weapon at school and aggravated assault on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
According to a Madison County Sheriff’s Office report filed by Cpl. Josh Harris, Assistant Principal Stacey Frakes contacted him at 8:45 a.m. in reference to a student being in possession of a knife.
Harris met with Frakes and the student. Frakes informed Harris that a P.E. teacher had contacted her. The teacher told her about a student possibly having a knife. Read more
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Early Christmas Eve morning, thieves broke in and burglarized the B&B Convenience Store in Cherry Lake.
According to a Madison County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Chris O’Brian was dispatched to the store in reference to a broken glass alarm.
Upon O’Brian’s arrival, he noticed that a portion of the Plexiglas in the front door had been busted out. He entered the store and found non one inside.
O’Brian processed the scene and took photographs.
The key holder of the store told O’Brian that a number of cartons of cigarettes and a bottle of cane syrup were missing.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in the burglary. If you know who the suspect is, please call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 973-4001 or call Madison County Crime Stoppers at 973-2762 or Text “ CMC” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).