Felony suspect arrested and stolen vehicle recovered

Christopher Cruz Walley
Bonifay Police Department
Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 09:08 AM.

BONIFAY — Bonifay Police Department reported the arrest of Christopher Cruz Walley, 25, of Cottondale on Feb. 8 on warrants from Washington County for a recent violent assault and kidnapping of a woman on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6.

According to the report due to an anonymous tip the Bonifay Police Department arrested at Walley at 7:20 p.m. without incident.

Officers also located the stolen vehicle that Walley was believed to have been driving since the victim was able to escape and the manhunt began, according to the report.

According to the report, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a possible kidnapping and assault at 12:56 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Officers arrived at a residence on Eloise Road and found the victim, who’s name is being withheld at this time, severely beaten and Washington County EMS responded and transported the victim to the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley.

According to the report the victim is listed in critical condition at this time.

Following interviews with the victim, investigators were able to piece together a timeline and identify the suspect as Walley.  

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