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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