Grand Jury Indicts Wakulla County Murder Suspect

Walt McCoy Porter Sr
Posted at 5:30 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 17:30:00-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, FL (WTXL) - A Crawfordville man was indicted Tuesday on charges of first degree murder after a January shooting.

According to the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Walter McCoy Porter Sr. was originally facing charges of second degree murder. The grand jury instead indicted Porter on one count of first degree murder and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The charges come following a January 19 incident where deputies said 49-year-old Michael Scott Lawrence was shot at a home on Meadow Ridge Drive. Lawrence died at the scene, deputies said.

Porter turned himself in two days after the shooting. He is currently being held at the Wakulla County Jail without bond.