Chipley man arrested for sexual battery

Samuel Timothy StokesWashington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a Chipley man for sexual battery involving a child.

WCSO received information in reference to a possible sexual battery involving a male suspect, Samuel Timothy Stokes and a female victim who lived in the same home.  Stokes had been in a relationship with the victim’s mother for the last five and a half years.  The victim reported the sexual abuse by Stokes had occurred during the last 2 to 3 years with the last assault approximately 2 to 3 weeks ago.

Arrested was:

Samuel Timothy Stokes, 56 year old white male of Chipley, FL

  • Lewd and lascivious battery (victim 12 years of age up to 15 years of age)

Sheriff Haddock would ask that anyone with information on illegal activity contact 638-TIPS (8477) or email