Chairman of Gulf County School Board charged with stalking

Chairman of the Gulf County School Board Dennis “Denny” McGlon has been charged in Bay County with one count of misdemeanor stalking by the Lynn Haven Police Department.

According to an affidavit complaint in the case, the stalking charge resulted after McGlon allegedly waited for a 29 year-old Lynn Haven woman at her workplace, then followed her to her home on Monday morning.

At his arraignment before Judge Shane Vann in Bay County Court on Monday afternoon, the case was continued. Pretrial has been set for November 15 at 9 a.m. CST.

“The defendant, Dennis Lee McGlon, did engage in a course of conduct directed at the victim which caused substantial emotional distress to that person and served no legitimate purpose. The defendant did so by  waiting for the victim to arrive at her place of employment on August 12, 2022,” reads the affidavit complaint.

“The victim had stayed a short time and then relocated to her home in Lynn Haven. The defendant confronted the victim, and she repeatedly told the defendant to leave.” 

The document goes on to share that the victim advised to having prior knowledge with co-workers that McGlon was displaying erratic behavior, beliving he was being followed and hacked.

Along with the victim’s sworn recorded statement, her employment provided security footage of McGlon following the victim within the store. 

Superintendant of Gulf District Schools Jim Notron said that the school district was further looking into the incident.

“We are aware of the incident, and it is presently under investigation,” he said. “We are not able to comment at this time.” 

McGlon was first elected to the school board in 2018. He ran unopposed in 2022 and will be returned to his office in the upcoming term.

McGlon has not been convicted of his stalking charge in a court of law at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation, and this report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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