Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Former Destin Bank President Sentenced to Five Years For Bank Fraud Scheme

July 2, 2017 Pensacola, FL  – Anthony J. Atkins, 51, of Eufaula, Alabama, was sentenced Wednesday to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, four counts of false statements to a federally insured financial institution, bank fraud, and mail fraud affecting a financial institution. Atkins was convicted ...

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Independence Day Celebration for Crestview

The City of Crestview will be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July. Festivities will be held at Twin Hills park located at 100 Hathaway St S, Crestview, FL 32539. Starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be food, vendors and music provided by the Crestview Community Band. The Fireworks kick off at 9 PM. Come early and get a good ...

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Crestview Man Victim of Shooting on Okaloosa Island Early This Morning

  July 1, 2017 Okaloosa Island – An investigation is underway into a shooting that took place at an apartment on Okaloosa Island around 7:15 this Saturday morning. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots in the area of Walton Isle apartments on Bluefish Drive. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to investigate and received word a short time later of a ...

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Holmes County Man Leads Deputies on Wild Ride in Stolen School Bus

Holmes County, FL – On June 30, 2017, a call came into the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center that a subject had been shot and the suspect had stolen a bus. It was soon determined that a white male identified as James Irvin Bourgeois went to a residence on Hwy 177 in the Bethlehem Community asking for a ride. ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report June 16, 2017 through June 22, 2017

Okaloosa County Officers Corbin and Pifer were on vessel patrol conducting boating safety and resource inspections in the Destin Pass and Crab Island areas and saw a vessel in violation of the idle speed/no wake zone area. The operator was instructed three times to place his vessel in neutral. The operator kept shifting the boat’s throttle, but it remained in ...

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OCSO Investigating Armed Robbery on Green Acres Road

July 1, 2017 Wright, FL – A Shell Gas Station was robbed at gun point early this morning. Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station located at 443 Green Acres Road in the Wright area this morning. Upon arrival deputies made contact with store clerk who informed them that ...

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Niceville Man Says He was Shot During Home Invasion Robbery

July 1, 2017 Niceville, FL – A Niceville area man says he was shot in the foot during a home invasion robbery on Friday. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was called to Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville around 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon after the victim showed up for treatment. The victim, Jacob Montague, told deputies a man had pushed in ...

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Early Morning Disturbance at a Crestview Bar Ends With at Least One Person Shot

July 1, 2017 Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that deputies believe took place at a nightspot on West James Lee Boulevard in Crestview earlier this morning. Deputies were called to the Split Oaks Saloon around 2:30 a.m. in reference to calls of shots fired and a large disturbance. No victims were at the ...

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Early Morning Shooting on Okaloosa Island Injures One

July 1, 2017 Okaloosa Island – An investigation is underway into a shooting that took place at an apartment on Okaloosa Island around 7:15 this morning. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots in the area of Walton Isle apartments on Bluefish Drive. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to investigate and received word a short time later of a man with ...

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Murder Investigation at Harbor View Park

July 1, 2017 Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent murder of a man whose body was found around 6:15 this morning at a small area called Harbor View Park, 700 Harbor Boulevard in Destin. Investigators say a homeless man discovered the body of a so far unidentified white male who appears to be between ...

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