Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

K9 Jester Joins Revamped WCSO K9 Team

February 6, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A new K9 has joined the Walton County Sheriff’s Office family and wasted no time making an impact on drug enforcement. K9 Jester, a Netherland born one-year-old Belgian Malinois recently joined the revamped K9 Unit at WCSO. Walton County Sheriff’s Office made the decision in October to pursue certification through the Florida Department of ...

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SRO Investigation Leads to Recovery of Loaded Handgun on Okaloosa County School Bus

February 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – An investigation by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO) led to the recovery of a loaded handgun hidden on an AMI Kids school bus in Fort Walton Beach this afternoon. A Snapchat video was sent to an SRO in Crestview depicting what appeared to be a student brandishing a firearm ...

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Crestview Man in Custody After Beating Wife And Shooting At Family

February 6, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview area man was taken into custody shortly after four p.m. Monday  in connection with a domestic violence related incident at his home on Barnes Road. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say 72-year old Thomas Davis Sr. of 6253 Barnes Road battered his wife earlier in the day with a wooden leg coffee table ...

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Navarre Man Charged In Okaloosa Island Nightclub Shooting

February 5, 2018 Okaloosa Island, FL – A Santa Rosa County man faces three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of three people at an Okaloosa Island nightspot in May 2016. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year old Nkosi Albertie Chamberlain on Wednesday January 31st at his Navarre home. Investigators say Albertie-Chamberlain ...

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DFSPD Arrest 2 For Nearly A Pound Of Pot

February 5, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Two subjects arrested in DeFuniak Springs for possession of nearly a pound of pot. Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle Friday morning  in the area of U.S. Highway 331 and Coy Burgess Loop. Opon arrival officers made contact with two subjects later identified as Jonathan ...

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Fort Walton Beach Couple Charged With Faking Child’s Illness To Raise Money

February 4, 2018 Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a Fort Walton Beach couple told people a child has terminal brain cancer in a phony, yet successful attempt last fall to get donations to help with the cost of his “medical expenses”. The 13 year old has spent the last eight months believing he is going to die from brain ...

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Crestview Motel Fire Sends One Child To Hospital And Displaces Several Families

February 3, 2018 Crestview, FL – Several Crestview families were displaced and at least one child injured when a local motel caught fire early this morning. Crestview Fire Department responded to the Hilton Motel located at 353 West James Lee Blvd shortly after midnight on Saturday for a structure fire. The fire, which started in room 129, caused significant damage ...

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Tip-A-Cop raises almost $500 for Special Olympics

February 2, 2018 By Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — There was lunchtime wait staff with guns at the Crestview McAlister’s Deli Monday, and at the end of the three-hour shift, a trio of Crestview Police officers participating in a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser earned nearly $500 for Special Olympics Florida. Customers kept Officers Wanda Hulion, Sam Kimmons and Terry Mace busy cleaning tables, ...

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WCSO To Host Mock Kidnapping Exercise

February 2, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A week from yesterday, Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a two-day exercise aimed at evaluating law enforcement’s response to a child kidnapping. The Region 1 C.A.R.T. (Child Abduction Response Team) is made up of multiple agencies in Northwest Florida who respond when a child goes missing. This exercise will show the ...

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Gov. Scott Highlights Proposed Funding and Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

February 1, 2018 Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined Collier County law enforcement officials to highlight his $53 million in recommended funding and proposed legislation to combat opioid abuse. The legislation, HB 21 and SB 8, follows Governor Scott’s proposal to limit the chance of drug addiction, reduce the ability for dangerous drugs to spread in Florida’s communities, give vulnerable Floridians the ...

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