Overnight homicide in Callaway leads to one man’s arrest

Overnight homicide in Callaway leads to one man’s arrest.
Overnight homicide in Callaway leads to one man’s arrest.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 12:52 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 8/15/22 6:00 P.M.

New details are emerging in the investigation into a homicide that took place in Callaway early Sunday morning.

Bay County Sheriff officials said they received a call to do a welfare check on a woman at an apartment on Chipewa Street around 2 A.M. Officials said it was called in that Dikajah Teague said he had killed a woman inside. When investigators showed up to the apartment, a 59-year-old woman was found dead with evidence of foul play. Investigators said the evidence directed them back to Teague, who is the woman’s son. They said Teague had asked for a ride out of town, but was found within a mile of the scene before being taken into custody.

Teague is now behind bars and has been charged with an open count of murder.

The Bay County Sherriff’s Office reports they have arrested a woman’s son after she was discovered dead in her home overnight.

Neighbor Pasha Kauffin said he was surprised

Sheriff’s officials say they received a call to do a welfare check on a local woman at about 2 a.m., at a home on Chipewa Street, in Callaway.

Sheriff’s deputies report they discovered the victim dead within her home with evidence of foul play.

One neighbor said he didn’t hear any noise overnight.

“I saw yesterday evening about 10, 10:30 that there were police cars out front,” Kauffin said. “I was concerned, but not too concerned. Then I come out this morning to walk my dogs and I found out she’s deceased.”

BCSO Criminal Investigations were called to the scene.

The body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner.

Investigators said they determined the evidence led them to the woman’s son Dikajah Davion Teague.

Investigators said when they learned Teague was involved they were also informed he was going to leave the area.

A Be On The Lookout (BOLO) was issued for Teague and his vehicle. Officials report a BCSO deputy stopped him a short time later. A traffic stop was conducted and Teague was detained and interviewed.

Teague is being charged with an Open Count of Murder. He has been taken to the Bay County Jail.

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