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Bonifay Man Arrested for Sexual Battery

Bonifay Man Arrested for Sexual Battery

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) yesterday arrested Jason Waring Reed, 41, of Bonifay, Fla., for sexual battery.

“The evidence suggests this predator is responsible for victimizing others in multiple jurisdictions,” said Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. “I applaud the participating law enforcement agencies for their assistance in helping keep our communities safe.”

The WCSO investigation began Aug. 2010 after investigators received information from a 51-year-old woman who alleged that an unknown man entered her Santa Rosa Beach domicile on or about Aug. 30, 2010 and committed sexual battery.

The WCSO investigation revealed evidence prompting the arrest of Reed for the 2010 crime and a July 19, 2011 crime involving a 27-year-old female who was sexually battered in a domicile in Seagrove, Fla.

Reed was charged with two counts of sexual battery, a first-degree felony; two counts of burglary with battery, a first-degree felony; and two counts of false imprisonment, a third-degree felony.

Reed was arrested yesterday in Washington County and booked into the Washington County Jail.

The Panama City Beach Police Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted in this case.

This case is considered active and ongoing. Further charges are pending.


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