Task Force Nabs Fugitive in Wakulla

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested a 36-year-old Crawfordville man in connection with five outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

Terry Joseph Wayne Smith was captured at 233 Luke Smith Road in Crawfordville shortly before noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.

While on the scene, investigators discovered weapons in the house and charged Smith with seven counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They recovered differing types and calibers of firearms. In addition, law enforcement officials discovered a small personal methamphetamines lab on site which had some finished product as well as the precursors for making methamphetamines. Smith faces charges of one count of manufacture of methamphetamines and additional charges related to the meth lab are possible.

The five outstanding failure to appear warrants included three counts of driving while license suspended, cancelled or revoked habitual signed by Wakulla Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls on Nov. 10 and petty theft and driving with license suspended or revoked, both signed by Wakulla County Judge Jill Walker on Nov. 15.

The joint law enforcement operation included Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Sean Wheeler, Derek Lawhon and Rob Giddens, Deputies Will Hudson and Ryan Muse, Crime Scene Investigator Allison Blackstock and the WCSO Vice Unit as well as members of the U.S. Marshal’s Office and Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

The rest of the Task Force includes the Tallahassee Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and Perry Police Department.

Smith is being held in the Wakulla County Jail with no bond.

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  • by Crazy Location: Crazyville on Dec 15, 2010 at 04:51 AM
    Ain't nothing but a political thang. Sheriff's skeered of loosing his job down here, ya'll.
  • by Lovely on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    I don't know, get him cleaned up and he might end up bein' kinda' cute
  • by Wakulla Guy on Dec 14, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    Have to agree with Anonymous on this one. They could probably have sent him a letter to appear and he would have. Go cops!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    Judging from the amount of names listed looks like its a political arrest to make everyone look good! Nice press release!
  • by localboy on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    Why was the U.S. Marshal's Office interested in this guy who had a bunch of seemingly petty state crimes on the books?
  • by steve Location: tall on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    well, you mess with that stuff and see what stupid things it makes you do?
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