Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Gulf Breeze Man Indicted For Federal Child Pornography Offenses

March 11, 2017 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Thomas E. Matassa, 23, of Gulf Breeze, made a first appearance today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receipt and possession of child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The ...

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Coast To Coast Criminal Couple Identified And Extradited Back To Northwest Florida To Stand Trial

March 11, 2017 Walton County, Fla— A crime spree that began in Orange County California and ended in Jacksonville, Florida has landed two behind bars after Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators and crime analysts identified one of two suspects involved – breaking the case wide open. On January 30, 2017 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to several vehicle burglaries ...

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Pace Firefighter Indicted in Online Child Exploitation Conspiracy

Mar 10, 2017 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, made a first appearance today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The indictment ...

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Stand Off in Poquito Bayou Results In One Behind Bars

March 10, 2017 A Shalimar man who initially refused to come out of his home on Thursday when Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to arrest him is now in custody. Traffic was rerouted around several streets in the Poquito Bayou neighborhood as a precaution after 41-year old Tommy Obregon locked himself inside a home on Hickory Avenue in response ...

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Suspicious Man Call Leads To Fugitive Arrest

March 7, 2017 Officers with DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to the Wal-Mart Super Center located at 1226 Freeport Hwy, Defuniak Springs, FL on Saturday, March 4th, in reference to a suspicious man. According to a Wal-Mart loss prevention employee, a black male had tried to purchase gift cards with what was believed to be a stolen credit card.  The ...

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Welfare Check Turns To Death Investigation

March 7, 2017 Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to a welfare check at 789 West Orange Avenue, Apt. B at approximately 5 p.m. Monday.  The complainant  had not been able to make contact with her friend since last week.  A relative arrived and entry was made into the apartment.  56 year old Paula Evans was found deceased ...

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Suspect In Custody After Stealing Two Vehicles And A Patrol Car

March 3, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A vehicle fire on Interstate 10 in Walton County leads to an unprecedented chain of events including two stolen vehicles and a handcuffed suspect stealing a patrol car. Friday morning at approximately 9:50am Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire near mile marker 85 on I-10. After the fire was extinguished it ...

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San Destin Man Faces 35 Years in Prison for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death

March 03, 2017 Walton County FL – A Miramar Beach man will face up to 35 years in prison for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins, Cole Vess entered a plea of no contest before the Honorable Kelvin Wells for Leaving the scene of a crash involving death, driving ...

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Eleven Hurt in Destin When Balcony Collapses

March 03, 2017 According to a news release for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Eleven from Indiana and Kentucky suffered injuries late Wednesday afternoon when a second floor wooden balcony collapsed at Sandpiper Cove Condominiums at 775 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, however two people reportedly suffered significant injuries. The 9-1-1 ...

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Does The City of Crestview Really Need a Charter Change Pt 2 (with audio)

March 03, 2017 Will Crestview residents vote on the issue of Charter Change again? There lots of talk on the subject this week. Crestview Broadcasting Company has an update on the matter with Former Crestview Mayor Jerry Milligan, and today’s Comment on the News. Here is today’s “Comment On The News” News around Crestview City Hall this week has revolved ...

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