On November 1, 2022 this writer, Investigator Lovelace, received a phone call from Deputy Durden with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. In this phone call Deputy Durden stated that while he and Deputy Lee of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a Marchman Act of Dylan Lamont Hinman, Hinman uttered a concerning statement. Deputy Durden then requested that this writer meet him and Deputy Lee at Hinman’s address.
Upon arrival, I met with Deputy Lee. Deputy Lee stated that once he arrived at Hinman’s residence, Hinman was located outside. Deputy Lee stated that he then informed Hinman that he would need to enter Deputy Lee’s agency issued patrol vehicle. Deputy Lee stated that it was at this time that Hinman stated that he needed to go inside of his camper. Deputy Lee stated that for his and Deputy Durden’s safety, as well as considering Hinman’s recent history with Law Enforcement, Hinman was asked if there were any firearms located inside of the camper. Deputy Lee and Deputy Durden both confirmed that Hinman’s response was “Yes, but they are not mine.” According to Deputy Lee, Hinman was subsequently placed into the rear seat of Deputy Lee’s agency issued patrol vehicle. This writer then made contact with Hinman. Hinman refused to sign a consent to search form and was reluctant to speak with this writer.
Let it be known that Hinman is a convicted felon and cannot lawfully possess a firearm. Also let it be known that Hinman has previously been involved in an incident in which he brandished, what was believed to be, a firearm inside of a local convenience store.
On November 1, 2022, based on the information listed above, this writer applied for and obtained a residential search warrant for the camper in which Hinman was living in. The search warrant was subsequently executed on the same day. The search warrant yielded the following items:
1. 1 Windham Weaponry, 5.56 caliber ArmaLite Rifle.
2. 3 Magazines, each containing 30 rounds of ammunition.
3. 2 unopened boxes of 223 caliber ammunition containing 20 rounds each.
4. 1 gun case.
5. 0.7 grams, in original packaging, of a white crystalline substance which field tested presumptive positive for the presence of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl.
6. Several items of drug paraphernalia.
Hinman was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Calhoun County Jail.
Based on the findings of the search warrant, I, Investigator Lovelace, do find probable cause to charge Dylan Lamont Hinman in violation of the following Florida Statutes:
F.S.S. 790.23(1)(a); Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.
F.S.S. 893.13(6)(a); Possession of Methamphetamine.
F.S.S. 893.147(1)(b); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.