CRESTVIEW — Sheila Knight, Calandra Stallworth’s mother, doesn’t want people to forget about the missing 29-year-old.
Knight first reported her daughter’s disapperance at 8:22 a.m. on March 22, according to Investigator Josh Burgess of the Crestview Police Department.
That afternoon, sometime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Stallworth, upon hearing she had been reported lost, allegedly appeared at the CPD to indicate she was no longer missing, at which point the case was closed.
On March 29, Stallworth's mother filed a second missing person's report two days after her friends and family allegedly had last seen her, according to CPD email to the News Bulletin.
Now, the case is four months old, and there is still no sign of Stallworth, a mother of two.
“We are so discouraged," Knight said. "It’s like she’s disappearing and that’s not what we want. We want the story to keep on going.”
On April 2, Stallworth's boyfriend, Antwon M. Smith, 33, was arrested after police conducted a welfare check while he was driving Stallworth’s silver Saturn from the parking lot of Motel 6 at 406 Harbor Blvd., in Destin. Smith was with 18-year-old Taleah Durm, who had also recently been reported missing and was the justification for the check.
Smith — who had a history of arrests for drug and weapons related charges — was arrested that day for driving a vehicle without a license and for possession of marijuana and cocaine; he remains incarcerated.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections website, Smith has been incarcerated on two prior occasions — once for three months in 2007 and the second time from October 2015 to February 2016.
“I think he did something to her and he is hiding behind the cops by going with the lawyers and won’t speak to them,” Stallworth’s father, Paul Knight, said. “He was out on parole and they caught him with cocaine and marijuana, and those are the charges they are trying to get and when it comes to talking about my daughter he don’t know nothing, and he was the last one with her.”
Stallworth’s mother, who maintained a close relationship with her daughter, said she noticed nothing odd about her behavior the week before her disappearance.
When asked what he thought of Smith’s character, Paul Knight said, “I thought he was no good. I couldn’t stand him, but I put up with him because she loved him.
“I will say this, if he [gets] out, he will see me. That’s all I got to say about it.”
The public may call Crestview police at 682-3544 with information on the case.