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Hugh Wiggins


Thornton to testify against Gonzalez

January 28, 2010

As I reported yesterday, Frederick Thornton, Jr., age 19, has agreed to testify against Patrick Gonzalez and the others involved in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. Wearing a bright fluorescent green jumpsuit with “Esc.…


Mexican mafia along Gulf Coast

January 4, 2010

BBC News reported over the weekend that a suspected senior member of one of Mexico’s major drugs cartels, Carlos Beltran Leyva, was arrested in Culiacan, Mexico. Leyva of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, is the brother…


Billings case: Thursday, July 16

January 1, 2010

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants…


Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

January 1, 2010

MAKING MONEY Wednesday, July 15 Jean Duncan and her boyfriend Glenn Burnett come around 6 p.m. to the ECSO to proved statement to Investigator Tama Barber., who interviews them separately. Duncan tells Barber that she had…


Billings case: Wednesday, July 15

January 1, 2010

Search for Pamela Long Wiggins Wednesday, July 15 The Sarasota Herald Tribune opens the day with an article on Patrick Gonzalez cyberstalking in his ex-wife and in-laws, “Suspect in slaying of Pensacola couple haunted Sarasota family.”…


Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

December 31, 2009

CONTRACT HIT Sunday, July 12 Shortly after 7 p.m., a warrant for Wayne Coldiron is issued charging him with murder. Investigator James O’Hara, along with several other investigators and patrol units, go to 210 Yokum Court…

Escambia County Politics

Mexican Mafia in Biloxi

September 21, 2009

The Sun Herald in Biloxi is reporting that the FBI says that the Mexican Mafia is in South Mississippi. “What used to be all money is now all guns,” said Troy Peterson, commander of the narcotics…

Escambia County

Wiggins may lose 1971 Buick

August 15, 2009

Early this week the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had a forfeiture hearing before Judge Frank Judge concerning the 1971 Buick Gran Sport Convertible that Pamela and Hugh Wiggins own. As part of that hearing, Investigator Thomas…