Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Texas Man Sentenced to 353 Months in Prison for Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

May 21, 2017 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Silvano Zaragoza-Ambriz, 31, of McAllen, Texas, was sentenced today to 353 months in prison after pleading guilty in August 2016 to armed drug trafficking and conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Co-defendant Kyle James Corbi, 32, of Milton, Florida, pled guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced in October 2016 to 180 months in ...

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Santa Rosa Beach Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder of Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother

May 20, 2017 The charges arose from a June 15, 2016 incident in Santa Rosa Beach where the victim was stabbed in the neck while in her home. The victim in this case was the defendant’s ex-girlfriend’s mother. The Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing call and upon arrival found the victim with a stab wound to the neck. While ...

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Milton Search Warrant for Narcotic’s Sends Five to Jail

May 19, 2017 The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit completed a yearlong investigation with a signed search warrant, executed on 5/17/17. Narcotics Detectives, working on citizen complaints, Crime Stopper tips and other intelligence executed a search warrant at 6451 Barnes Street in Milton Florida. Forced entry was made into the residence after knocking and announcing at the front ...

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OCSO To Take Part in Click It or Ticket Campaign

May 19, 2017 As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 22nd , law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2017 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. ...

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Convicted Felon Wanted For Probation Violation Arrested With Drugs and Guns After Tip to Defuniak Springs Police

May 18, 2017 On Friday, May 12th at approximately 5:30 p.m., DeFuniak Springs Police were given a tip that a passenger inside a vehicle had a warrant.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on U.S. Highway 90 East near 2nd Street. While approaching the vehicle, Officers smelled an odor of Marijuana coming from inside.  The described wanted suspect ...

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WCSO Offering Reward For Info Leading To The Arrest of Jewelry Store Burglar

May 17, 2017 Walton County, Fla—A reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of Joshua Graves, 39. Deputies responded to 12889 U.S. Highway 98 West just before 11 p.m. April 29 following a 911 call from the store’s owner. The caller said he fired an unknown number of shots with his .25-caliber handgun at two ...

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Okaloosa County to Install Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles Featuring Wildlife Paintings by Local Artist

May 18, 2017 The public is invited to Ross Marler Park today, Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00PM for the installation of the first of ten fishing line recycling receptacles to be placed around the county. Okaloosa County has partnered with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance to place the receptacles in locations that will encourage anglers of all types to help responsibly ...

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FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida. Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week – a time for boaters to focus on simple and effective steps that make boating safer. Leading the ...

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An Officer Involved Shooting That Left A Suspect Dead After Attempting To Serve Felony Warrants Has Been Ruled Justifiable

May 17, 2017 The shooting death of Joseph Leland Fletcher on November 18, 2016 by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy has been been determined justified and no charges will be filed according to Bill Eddins, the State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit in Florida. On November 18, 2016, deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to execute an ...

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OCSO Arrests Man Wanted for NYC Murder

May 17, 2017 A man wanted as a fugitive from justice in connection with a murder warrant issued by the New York Police Department is now behind bars in Okaloosa County. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted 32-year old Audley Wilson walking south on Airport Road in Destin around 7:13 a.m. Tuesday. Other deputies quickly arrived on the scene ...

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