The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Monday, May 1, 2017, after deliberating approximately thirty-five minutes, a Bay County jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged of Resisting Officer With Violence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia against Jonathan Corey Stiles. Assistant State Attorneys Brittany Forester and Peter Overstreet presented evidence that on October 25, 2016, Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person near the area of South Berthe Avenue and Lake Drive, and eventually came into contact with Stiles. Deputies testified that Stiles was belligerent, and when prevented from fleeing the scene, Stiles tackled one deputy to the ground. After Stiles was placed under arrest, deputies also located methamphetamine and syringes in his backpack. The Defendant has several prior felonies convictions, including multiple burglaries and grand thefts. Circuit Judge Hentz McClellan scheduled a sentencing hearing for May 16, 2017, where the State will seek a Habitual Felony Offender sentence.
Please contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford at 850-819-6985 with any questions.