Police Blotter: October Edition

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Man found with needle, pills

A man has been arrested on drug charges after he was picked up on an outstanding warrant, lawmen say.

The man, 32-year-old Jeremy Shawn Hargis, no address listed, was arrested near HarborWalk on Oct. 15, according to information provided by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

When a deputy searched Hargis he found a capped syringe, part of a pill and a complete pill. The pills were identified as hydromorphone hydrochloride and Alprazolam.

Hargis admitted using the needle to shoot up earlier in the day.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and drug equipment possession.

His court date is Nov. 17.

Search of man's vehicle yields scale, syringes, spoons

A man wanted on an outstanding warrant now faces additional charges after being stopped near the Mid-Bay Bridge.

On Oct. 16 a deputy spotted 31-year-old Evin Pace of Niceville heading down the Mid-Bay toward Destin. The deputy knew Pace was wanted for failure to appear, so he stopped Pace’s vehicle.

A records check indicated Pace’s driver license had been suspended. He had two previous convictions for driving with a suspended license. Pace was arrested.

When his vehicle was searched lawmen found five syringes, two of which were used; a scale containing a white crystal substance; two small metal spoons with white residue; and a blue lanyard. The crystal substance tested positive for methamphetamines.

He was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, drug equipment possession, and failure to appear.

His court date is Nov. 17.

Put those scissors down or I'll have you Baker Acted

A 17-year-old girl was arrested after she chased her mother around their home with a pair of scissors, lawmen say.

The incident occurred Oct. 16 at a Destin residence. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to deal with an armed disturbance. There, they learned the girl had become angry with her mother after they argued about the girl’s new boyfriend.

The mom told deputies she disconnected the family telephone to punish the girl, and in response the girl grabbed a pair of scissors and held them to her own stomach and wrists, saying she was going to kill herself. She also said she wished her mother were dead. Her mother responded by telling her to put the scissors down or she’d be Baker Acted.

The girl went to her bedroom. Her mother said she could hear the girl stabbing her bed.

The mother tried to get into the room, but the girl said if she did, she’d regret it. The girl then came out of her bedroom with the scissors raised above her head, pointed at her mother. Her mother backed off and called 9-1-1 on her mobile.

When the girl saw her mother on the phone with law enforcement, she allegedly charged her with the scissors held high. The mother told deputies she feared for her life and ran out the front door.

The girl admitted wanting to hurt herself earlier, but didn’t want to now. She also admitted to chasing her mom with the scissors, and stabbing her bed.

She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and has a Nov. 18 court date.