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Chipley police officer placed on administrative leave after DUI arrest

Chipley Police Department (CPD) Officer Paul Thomas Demaree, 47, has been placed on administrative leave following a DUI arrest in Panama City on Thursday, Feb. 1. The CPD was made aware of the arrest after Demaree was taken into custody by the Panama City Police Department, according to a news release. “The department is committed…

4th Street shooting deemed self-defense
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4th Street shooting deemed self-defense

A shooting incident that took place March 16 has been ruled as self-defense by the State Attorney’s Office. Chipley Police officers arrived on scene to a residence on 4th Street in Chipley in response to a shooting. The investigation found a verbal argument occurred between 36-year-old Misty Merriel and her father, 80-year-old Robert Merriel.  During…

Authorities on scene of shooting incident in Chipley
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Authorities on scene of shooting incident in Chipley

Authorities are on scene of a shooting incident that occurred at a residence on 4th Street in Chipley around 3 Thursday afternoon. According to Chipley Police, one person with a non-life threatening gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The shooter was on scene when police arrived and is cooperating with the…