Florida: Bay County struggles to keep up with DUI drivers and thugs as Spring Break keeps breaking the peace of the community

Bay County Florida swarming with thugs and drunks. The following are a few of the stars!

David Jamichael Daniels charged with shooting 7 at Bay County SO FL spring break

Mugshot of David Jamichael Daniels, charged after a violent shooting of seven people on Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, with seven counts of Attempted Murder. Daniels, age 22, of Mobile, Alabama is being held in the Bay County Jail. Some of the victims are students of Alabama A&M University visiting Panama City Beach for Spring Break.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Russell County, AL Sheriff’s Office in Phenix City, AL in an effort to conduct proactive enforcement activities related to subjects traveling to Panama City Beach for spring break.

Today, Sheriff Heath Taylor conducted a checkpoint operation in the Phenix City, AL area. Eleven subjects that were traveling to the Panama City Beach area were arrested in this operation on the following charges:

1 Possession of Cocaine
8 Possession of Marijuana
2 Carrying a Concealed Firearm
1 Possession of brass knuckles
2 Fleeing and Eluding
1 Reckless Endangerment

Three subjects were arrested on outstanding warrants. Two suspects were tased as a result of resisting law enforcement.

Sheriff Taylor was assisted by the Alabama Highway Patrol, Russell County Emergency Management and the Metro Narcotics Task Force. Sheriff McKeithen would like to sincerely thank Sheriff Taylor for his assistance.

Additional enforcement activities will be occurring on routes leading to Panama City Beach.

March 28, 2015


The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple 911 calls at 12:55 a.m. this morning in reference to a shooting at 5312 Thomas Drive.

Deputies and investigators with the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the chaotic scene to find seven shooting victims. Three victims were found in the home, one in front of the house, one in the median of Thomas Drive, and two across the street from the home.

EMS responded to quickly treat and transport victims.

Several of the victims are students at Alabama A&M University visiting Panama City Beach for Spring Break.

The victims were identified as: Kearria Freed, age 20, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the head and remains in critical condition; Anesia Powell, age 20, was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee; Devanta Moore, age 21, was shot in the chest; Jacole Young, age 22, was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, age 21, was shot in the leg; Tykeria Ethridge, age 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the neck and shoulder; Henton Franklin age 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the side.

Latest update on the condition of the victims is as follows: Powell is now in surgery at a local hospital: Freed, Moore, and Franklin remain hospitalized in critical condition; Young, Curry, and Etheridge remain hospitalized in stable condition.

A description of the suspect was developed and disseminated. Responding units set a perimeter around the residence and a black male matching the description of the suspect was quickly located and detained at Beach Drive and Hurt Street. Witnesses to the shooting confirmed the subject was the shooter and he was identified as David Jamichael Daniels, a black male, age 22, of Mobile, Alabama.

A 40 caliber handgun matching the description of the one used in the shooting was recovered in the back yard of a residence on Beach Drive.

David Jamichael Daniels has been charged with seven counts of Attempted Murder and is currently in the Bay County Jail awaiting first appearance today.

This was the sixth firearm related call of the evening. In one incident a firearm was discharged inside a condominium. Four firearms were seized in drug related cases.

Assisting agencies were the Florida Highway Patrol, Panama City Beach Police Department, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Peddling Pot from a Pack

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Georgia men yesterday after observing them consuming alcohol while walking on the right of way in front of 9401 Thomas Drive, a violation of local ordinance. Once arrested, two of the men were found to be in possession of drugs, money, and a handgun.

Darius Hill, Deaquin O’Conner, and Pierre McBean were initially charged with Consumption on the Right of Way. A search of their person revealed that Darius Hill was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and McBean had $1522 in cash on his person. In a backpack he carried marijuana packaged in numerous bags and a firearm.

Pot Peddler at Bay Co So FL 040314

Hill, age 21, was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Pot Peddler #2

McBean, age 22, was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All three men were from Valdosta, Georgia. Hill and McBean stated they attended Valdosta State College.

Pot Peddler # 3

O’Conner, age 24, stated he was an unemployed laborer.






She was the crowd pleaser of Spring Break

Nude female beach bunny at spring break

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has identified the female in a photo the agency released on March 17, 2015. The photo was posted on Twitter on March 11, 2015, when it came to the attention of law enforcement who became concerned for her safety. The female was on the sand on what was believed to be Panama City Beach. She was surrounded by a crowd of men in bathing suits. She was wearing no clothing and appeared to be underage.

The female in the photo became aware through the media that her identity was sought, and contacted the BCSO today and spoke with investigators. The BCSO requested law enforcement in the same city the girl lives in to make contact with her. They verified her claim to be the girl in the photo. She lives in the southern part of the United States and told investigators she visited Panama City Beach for spring break, although she does not attend college. She is seventeen years of age and although she stated her behavior and interaction with the crowd was consensual and she is safe, she did not realize that someone was taking her picture.

March 16, 2015

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office released a breakdown of Spring Break activity from March 5 through March 15, 2015.

During this time period, there were 5,746 calls to 911 and 7,763 administrative calls to the BCSO communications center from Bay County. For the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, there were 2192 total incidents on Panama City Beach. These numbers reflect that the amount of calls to dispatch have doubled during this time period.

For the March 5 through March 15, 2015 time period, the Bay County Jail has booked 936 individuals. From the mobile booking center on Panama City Beach, 513 individuals were booked. First appearance on Sunday, March 15, involved 90 individuals, more than three times the usual number. Total number of individuals booked into the Bay County Jail this past weekend was 344.

The Special Investigations Division (narcotics) has been conducting an undercover drug operation which led to the arrest of twenty-one individuals, including two juveniles, on eighteen felony charges and fourteen misdemeanor charges. Two individuals were spotted during a burglary and were apprehended and turned over to the Panama City Beach Police. One case involving an undercover narcotics operation resulted in the seizure of a Glock firearm when the man arrested was found to have one in his waistband. In another case, a thirty-nine year old man came to Panama City Beach from Nashville to sell the synthetic drug known as Molly to spring breakers. Narcotics officers have seized primarily the synthetic drug known as Molly, prescription pills, and marijuana from beach arrests.

BCSO activity on Panama City Beach from March 5 to March 15, 2015 includes:

Incident reports taken: 338
Firearms seized: 3
Traffic Stops: 479
Citations: 240
Disturbances: 116
Noise Complaints 59
Beach Ordinance: 130
Vehicle Burglary: 8
Assault/Battery: 24
Criminal Mischief: 22
Theft: 44
Accidents: 72
Drunk Pedestrian: 95
Armed and Dangerous: 7
Arrests: 304
Charges: 399


Spring Break Visitor Batters Local Elderly Man

Keith Leon Rakestraw charged with assault on elderly man during spring break Bay Co So FL 040315

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 hang-up call from 5127 Gulf Drive on March 12, 2015 at about 4:30 p.m. BCSO policy requires deputies go to the address and make contact with whomever made the call. Upon arrival, they made contact with a 93 year old man living in the home who told deputies he had been assaulted.

The victim stated that he was sitting on his couch when a man walked through the front door. The man went to a sliding glass door and picked up a PVC pipe that the victim used to secure the sliding glass door shut. Holding the pipe, the man approached the elderly victim and began striking a newspaper on the couch with the pipe. The victim explained to deputies he tried to speak with the man but the man did not respond. Finally, the man struck the victim with the pipe, hitting him on the right arm and the cheek.

The man then left the home, walking away. The victim stated he had never seen the man before. A neighbor of the victim approached deputies, telling them he had seen a strange man leaving the victim’s house. The neighbor rode with one of the deputies down the beach and recognized the man he had seen leaving the victim’s home. The man was identified as Keith Leon Rakestraw, age 24, of Chetopa, Kansas, visiting Panama City Beach on Spring Break. After deputies took Rakestraw into custody, the victim saw him and confirmed he was the man that had entered his home and battered him with the pipe.

Rakestraw was charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Intent to Commit a Battery, and Battery on a Person more than 65 Years of Age.

The victim suffered minor lacerations and bruising and told deputies he would obtain medical treatment himself.

Indiana man nabbed with gun

Dominique Gipson of Indiana nabbed with gun by Bay Co So FL 040315

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Indiana man at about 3 am this morning after security at a condominium complex reported seeing a gun in the man’s lap as he entered the complex in a vehicle. The search for the gun ultimately ended in the discovery of cocaine packaged for sale.

Security guards stopped the car to verify the driver was a guest at the complex. At that time the guard saw a 40 caliber Ruger handgun in the man’s lap. Deputies were informed by security about the firearm and made contact with the man identified as Dominique Gipson, age 19.

Gipson told deputies he had been holding a pellet gun and not an actual firearm. Gipson also stated that once he knew security had seen the pellet gun, he threw it from the roof of the 8th floor of the parking garage.

Deputies searched but did not find the pellet gun in the parking garage or the ground below. They then spoke to Gipson’s girlfriend and she told them he put the gun in a trash can near the room. Deputies found a 40 caliber Ruger, an actual firearm, in a trash can near Gipson’s condo.

Gipson was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Firearm and taken to the Bay County Jail. As he was searched at the Jail, a black bag was found on his person. This bag contained several small baggies of cocaine packaged for sale, two pills, and marijuana in tissue paper and in a small plastic bag.

Gipson, of Fishers, Indiana, was additionally charged with Resisting Without Violence, Possession of a Firearm while Committing a Felony, Introduction of Drugs into a Correctional Facility, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Medication Without a Prescription.


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