Crawfordville Man and Woman Arrested for Narcotics and Assault

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - August 8, 2011 -

A domestic disturbance led Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies to arrest a 33-year-old Crawfordville woman and a 22-year-old Crawfordville man Sunday, Aug. 7 after deputies investigated a disturbance involving a vehicle at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road and Rehwinkel Road in Crawfordville, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

Malaika Shafic Barnes was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Travis Arterius Spencer was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The WCSO received a report of a woman attempting to use her vehicle to injure a male victim. Off-duty Traffic Unit Lt. Dale Evans witnessed a male hanging out of Barnes’ vehicle attempting to get out. The male was able to escape from the vehicle on Feli Way after Barnes drove into a ditch. Spencer ran back toward M.L. King Road and Barnes drove back toward Spencer in an attempt to strike him, repeating the act several more times before the male was picked up by a friend in another vehicle.

Deputies stopped both vehicles a short distance away and smelled the odor of marijuana in the vehicle containing Spencer. Barnes told investigators that Spencer was in possession of marijuana. Spencer opened a bag he was carrying and turned 10 individually wrapped plastic baggies containing marijuana to investigators. The 10 bags weighed 30.5 grams and Spencer was arrested on the felony narcotics charge at the scene.

Barnes was determined to be the primary aggressor and she was charged on scene as well. Both individuals remain in the Wakulla County Jail, Barnes with a $5,000 bond and Spencer under a $2,500 bond.


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  • by baby Location: 199 on Aug 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    i love you baby gril
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:38 AM
    WCTV, where is my post explaining ebonics? There's nothing wrong with it, in fact, teaching ebonics was once a consideration for the school systems.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM in reply to
      we get our bellies full of ebonics every day on the news.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:26 PM in reply to
        Which reporters & which stations are you referencing? Some of the best reporters at WCTV are black and they don't use ebonics, they speak good english.
  • by josh Location: Perry on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    i just so happen to know this wild woman and she is and has always been violent. Thought she had grown up...but some things never change.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    Before the road was changed to MLK, it was Lower Bridge Road. What does the name of the road have to do with anything? People that lives there now (both black & white) lived there before the road name change. Only a stupid, shallow minded person would blame the problem on the road's name.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to
      only a stupid, shallow minded person would pay any attention to the remarkable comments made about the name change. LOL get a life.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    Who was the first to be there, an off duty officer. Not one on the clock, they are sitting at some store having coffee and talking.
  • by shadow on Aug 9, 2011 at 02:44 AM
    My favorite part of the story is the off-duty deputy giving a "play-by-play" of her trying to play car hockey with the dope pusher.
  • by Anonymous Location: CRAWFORDVILLE on Aug 8, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    AND WILL ALWAYS STAY AS LOWER BRIDGE ROAD, HOLLAR HOLLAR
  • by My2Cents Location: Tally on Aug 8, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said what I said, escpecially when you look at the trash we have here in Leon. My apologies Wakulla.
  • by Tom Location: TLH on Aug 8, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    Another high-class pair of animals.
  • by mama on Aug 8, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    u B my friend ..I be knowing you just do ,,,what us do's
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      by gee on Aug 8, 2011 at 05:41 PM in reply to mama
      what language is this?? oh! wakulla!!!
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