Murder suspect caught

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The man with local ties accused of a double shooting in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., last weekend has turned himself in to authorities.

Daryl Wade Mayatte, 34, was wanted for the March 12 shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured. Names of the victims have not yet been released.


Mike Morrison, public information officer for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, said Mayatte turned himself in to the D’Iberville Police Department in Harrison County, Miss., and will be extradited to Walton County, Fla., Morrison said.

It was reported Mayatte at one time had a Straughn School Road address and has family living in Covington County.

Morrison said a multitude of agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Florida’s state attorney’s office, and the D’Iberville Police Department, assisted with the WCSO investigation.  The investigation is active and ongoing, he said.