Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Murder Charge Filed in Connection with Death of Crestview Toddler

November 12, 2017 Crestview, FL – An autopsy has revealed that a three year old Crestview girl whose body was found dumped in woods died from a skull fracture to the back of the head caused by blunt force trauma. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has now added a charge of first degree murder to prior charges involving 29- year old ...

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Crestview Toddler’s Death Leads to Charges against Mother and Live In Boyfriend

November 11, 2017 Crestview, FL – A three year old Crestview child was found dumped in woods east of Crestview on Friday, November 10, 2017, after the toddler’s mother confessed that her live-in boyfriend had killed the little girl while punishing her for getting out of her car seat. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was called to 4700 Bobolink Way around 12:30 ...

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Couple Arrested on Meth Charges; Wife Caught Smuggling Meth Into Jail

November 10, 2017 Freeport, Fla —  A woman arrested following a traffic stop attempts to bring methamphetamine into the Walton County Jail in her underwear. At 10:45 Wednesday night Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over a white Chevrolet SUV on Trout Drive in Freeport after the Delaware tag on the vehicle came back not on file. Once the vehicle came to ...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death of Toddler

November 10, 2017 Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a three-year old girl. Deputies responded to a home on Bobolink Way, just east of Crestview, at approximately 12:30 p.m. this afternoon in reference to a missing child. While searching the area for the missing toddler, the body of the three year old girl ...

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Valparaiso Couple Charged with Drug Trafficking and Child Abuse

November 9, 2017 Valparaiso, FL – A Valparaiso couple are now behind bars following an investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section for the sale of illegal drugs. 41 year old Theresa Hobbs and 46 year old Dion Latwon Wingate were taken into custody after members of the specialized unit served a search warrant at the Southern ...

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Panama City Man Arrested For Meth In Walton County Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison

November 9, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A traffic stop on Highway 20 in May of this year led to the discovery of more than 25 grams of methamphetamine. Now, the person responsible for trafficking it into Walton County will spend 12 years in prison. On May 2, 2017, a confidential source relayed information to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) indicating ...

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Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Some Okaloosa Homes, County Suspects Older Plumbing as Cause

November 9, 2017 Shalimar, FL – In a recent round of lead testing that took place across the southern portion of Okaloosa County, a small number of homes were found to have a detectable level of lead that surpassed acceptable federal standards. Of thirty samples that were taken across unincorporated Ft. Walton Beach, unincorporated Mary Esther, Shalimar, and Okaloosa Island, twenty-six returned non-detectable results, ...

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Four Crestview Teens In Custody After Botched Kidnapping and Home Invasion Attempt

November 8, 2017 Baker, FL – Four teenagers from Crestview are now in custody after they attempted to kidnap a Baker teenager and hold her for ransom. According to reports, four teens armed with a knife, guns and a roll of tape planned to kidnap and rob members of a Baker family last night, but their plot didn’t go as ...

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Time to Apply for 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course

November 7, 2017 by Larry Williams The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2018 Master Gardener volunteer training course. The Master Gardener Program in Florida is a joint endeavor of University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension and gardening volunteers in participating counties. This program is designed to recruit and train volunteers ...

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Four Cur Dogs Stolen From DeFuniak Springs Man

November 6, 2017 DeFunaik Springs, Fla— After a night of hunting a man comes home to find four of his dogs have been stolen. Deputies were called out to Myers Road Saturday morning regarding a report of a residential burglary. The victim told deputies he left his home to go hunting around 4AM and when he returned around noon four ...

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