Man wanted for child sex abuse in Houston County arrested in Florida

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday on an active warrant out of Houston County, according to a press release.

The sheriff’s office said that Gregory Wayne Carver, 57, was wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a child under 12 years old.

Around 1:30 p.m., Washington County investigators paid a visit to a home on Gilberts Mill Road after being notified that Carver was there.

When they got there, Carver tried to run away from authorities, only to be arrested on Pike Pond Road shortly after.

“Working quickly we were able to get teams on the ground, which included K9 units from Holmes CI and Northwest Florida Reception Center,” Sheriff Kevin Crews said. “This allowed us to gain a perimeter barrier that resulted in securing the area. The K9’s then began tracking and quickly led us to Carver’s location.”

However, Carver was reportedly still determined to get free, attempting another escape with a hidden handcuff key that he kept in his pocket.

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Ultimately, Carver still ended up getting booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of “resisting an officer without violence, possession of concealed handcuff key, and escape.”

As of the latest, he is facing extradition to Houston County for the sex abuse charge.

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