Wewahitchka man jailed for meth, warrants

Harold Ray Mangum


A routine patrol by Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies lands a Wewahitchka man in jail on multiple charges.

Near midnight on May 5, a patrol on Rolling Pines Road saw a vehicle matching the description of one being driven by a wanted subject. WCSO made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Harold Ray Mangum, and asked for his driver’s license. According to WCSO, Mangum responded he did not have them. Several attempts were made to identify Mangum, who gave a partial false last name and year of birth.

Mangum was asked to step out of his vehicle and would not comply, according to a release from WCSO.  With assistance from deputies, Mangum exited the vehicle. A search of his person found methamphetamine.

Mangum also had felony warrants out of both Bay and Gulf counties.

During booking, a search found Mangum to be in possession of a controlled substance. Mangum is charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer without violence and false ID given to LEO.