Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently looking for a suspect in the Point Washington area.

The suspect led deputies on a chase down Highway 98 ending on Highway 283.

Currently all traffic is stopped at Highway 283 and at Highway 395.

Deputies and other Law Enforcement agencies are in the area searching for the suspect.

Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson urges residents in the area who are at home to remain indoors with doors and windows locked.

Residents should not open their doors for anyone other than a uniform patrol deputy.

It is important that residents do not go outside for any reason.

If they see anyone suspicious around their home or neighborhood they should call 911 immediately.

Point Washington Preschool, South Walton Montessori School, and Bay Elementary School are currently in lock down.

The students from Bay Elementary School are being bused from their school to the South Walton High School under deputy escort.

Parents can go to the South Walton High School to pick up their student.

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