AL sex offender, woman arrested after barricading themselves

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WESTVILLE, Fla. (WDHN) — Holmes County deputies arrested an Alabama man and a Florida woman after they barricaded themselves from authorities.

According to the sheriff’s office, they visited a home on Peak Road in Westville to serve warrants out of Okaloosa County against Jennifer Whisman, 44, of Crestview and Rickey Shear, 37, of Cullman.

Whisman, standing at the porch at the time, then rushed inside and locked the deputies out. More deputies arrived and arrested the two suspects.

Shear’s warrants out of Okaloosa County were for failing to register as a sex offender. The sheriff’s office did not mention the nature of Whisman’s warrant in its press release.

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