Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Suspect In Custody After Shooting Incident

March 11, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— An argument starting at Burger King in DeFuniak Springs turned violent after the suspect chased the victim and fired shots at her vehicle. Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ates Ranch Road at approximately 12:39pm following a 911 call from the victim who stated she and Travis Atlow, 31, got into an argument at ...

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The Crestview Police Department Is Doing Their Part To Help The Local Drug Dealer

March 11, 2017 CRESTVIEW — Usually when government meddles in the free market, the results aren’t very satisfactory. Prices go up; innovation and service go down. Sometimes companies suffer and go out of business all together. That’s precisely some of the motivation behind the Crestview Police Department’s new initiative in which the agency offers to “help” drug dealers by providing ...

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Fatal Wreck In Santa Rosa County Claims The Life Of A Navarre Woman

March 11, 2017 A Navarre woman is the victim of a fatal wreck early this morning in South Santa Rosa County. 56 year old Sherry Vitale of Navarre, FL succumbed to her injuries after she collided with another vehicle driven by 29 year old Rachel Price of Gulf Breeze just before 1 am this morning. According to a Florida Highway ...

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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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