WCSO asks for assistance in finding suspect in violent assault and kidnapping

Christopher Cruz Walley, 25
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:18 PM.

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s aid in capturing Christopher Cruz Walley, 25, in connection to the violent assault and kidnapping of a woman on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6.

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.  

The victim had been in a vehicle with Walley the previous day, Wednesday, Feb. 5, when without warning, Walley stopped the vehicle and proceeded to attack the victim by physically assaulting her with his hands and Walley then struck the victim numerous times with an expandable police baton, known as an asp, until the victim lost consciousness, according to the report.  

The victim regained consciousness and found she had been moved to the trunk of the vehicle and Walley continued to travel throughout the evening and into the next day, Thursday, Feb. 6, making several stops with the victim still tramped in the trunk, according to the report.  

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