The Walton County Sheriff's Office released a report earlier today stating that a man was arrested in Walton County after an alleged break in. The department's release, which was last edited at 12:38p.m. on X, formerly known as Twitter, is as following:
"SUSPECT HIGH ON LSD BREAKS INTO HIS AIRBNB, THREATENS RENTERS WITH HANDGUN WHILE HOLDING CHILDREN
WALTON COUNTY, FLA—A man who said he was high on LSD is arrested in Walton County after breaking into his rented Airbnb armed with a handgun while holding two children.
@WCSOFL received a 911 call just after midnight Saturday morning regarding a disturbance on Snapper Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Deputies responded to the area encountering 41-year-old Samuel Deweese, armed with a handgun with an infant and a toddler in his arms. Deweese told deputies he had taken LSD. He was quickly detained after attempting to escape arrest. An investigation found Deweese broke into a residence he was renting out as an Airbnb while waving around the gun and making statements about shooting the renters. Deweese did so while carrying the two children.
@swfdinfo evaluated Deweese and both children on scene. The children were placed safely with family friends and the
@MyFLFamilies was notified. Deweese is charged with armed burglary, child endangerment, resisting without violence, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Walton County Jail, issued a $15,000 bond at first appearance, and released the following day."
The entire release can be found on the sheriff's social media account here.