UPDATE: Investigators say they have suspect in Washington County murder

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CHIPLEY, Fla. (WMBB) – Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews spoke to News 13 about the investigation Friday.

“It’s still early, an arrest has not been made at this time but we’ve got some really strong leads with a really good suspect in this case, at this time,” said Sheriff Crews.

He said they determined the victim, Charlie Griffin, was shot Wednesday night before he was found on the side of the road Thursday morning.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they have identified a suspect in the apparent murder of a Chipley man.

The body of 28-year-old Charlie Robert Griffin was found lying on the side of Jeffery Boulevard at about 8 a.m. Thursday.

“It has been determined that this is not a random act of violence,” officials wrote in a news release. “Investigators have identified a suspect in the case and have determined the suspect and the victim have known each other for years. Further details will be released to the public as they are available.”

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact us anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS(8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.

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