This is a pretty unique case': Childhood friend killed Navarre Beach man, sheriff saysRickey Stokesq
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 22 2021 7:40 PM
TALKING ABOUT A SHERIFF GETTING IT ALL WRONG
SANTA ROSA COUNTY SHERIFF BOB JOHNSON FLUBBED THIS ONE
A Navarre Beach man was shot and killed earlier this month by a childhood friend with whom he had grown up in a small town in Georgia, the Santa Rosa County sheriff announced at a news conference Monday.
John Patrick Guillebeau, 60, of Ellijay, Georgia, has been arrested and charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the Nov. 15 death of 67-year-old Victor Stephen Trial.
Guillebeau was arrested in Alabama last week and has been extradited back to Florida to face trial. He was in custody at the Santa Rosa County Jail as of Monday.
"This is a pretty unique case. There are going to parts of it that we can't talk about, but I’ll give the broad strokes of what occurred," Sheriff Bob Johnson said at Monday's news conference in Milton. "These two guys — the victim and Mr. Guillebeau — grew up together in a small town in Georgia."
Johnson did not go into detail about how investigators managed to trace Guillebeau's whereabouts to Alabama, but the sheriff confirmed he was taken into custody Nov. 17 outside of Copeland, Alabama.
Sheriff, do not know where Copeland Alabama is. But do know where Houston County Alabama is, Dothan Alabama.
Sheriff, do know ALEA - Troopers were primary assisted by Henry County Sheriff Department, Houston County Sheriff Department, Dothan Police Department, Kinsey Police Department and Dale County Sheriff/Dothan Police air unit was being deployed.
After arrest the defendant was transported in an ALEA - Trooper car to the Houston County Alabama Jail in Dothan Alabama, 901 East Main Street in Dothan.