Beach Robber in Jail in DeFuniak Springs

Bay County sheriff’s deputies are charging a Walton County woman with a weekend robbery at Panama City Beach.

Twenty-year-old Ashley Godwin of Choctaw Beach was arrested on a warrant charging her with armed robbery.

Authorities say Godwin allegedly is the person responsible for the armed robbery Sunday night at the Dollar General store at the Beach Shopping Center between Front Beach and Back Beach Roads.

Deputies say Godwin is accused of walking into the store, pulling a pistol and demanding the cash from the clerk. It happened just ten minutes before closing time Sunday night.

Godwin is being held in the Walton County Jail in DeFuniak Springs. She will be brought back to Bay County to face the holdup charges.