Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Shalimar Woman Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse While High On Heroin

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman on charges of aggravated child abuse in connection with injuries suffered by a five month old baby. Investigators say 25-year old Ashley Carnley was high on heroin when she violently shook the infant at her home at 806 Massachusetts Avenue in Fort Walton Beach May 31st. The baby, who had facial ...

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Crestview Man Arrested For Leaving 3 Year Old Home Alone

09/07/16 A Crestview man is charged with leaving a three year old home alone while he drove from Crestview to a friend’s house in Valparaiso Tuesday night. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 29-year old Eduardo Arevalo with child neglect without great bodily harm. Deputies were called to a home on Chanan Drive in Crestview around 9:30 last night ...

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Fall vegetable gardening and September plant clinic

by Larry Williams We are fortunate to be able to grow some sort of vegetables year round in Florida. But not all vegetables will grow year round. Planting time is critical. Cool-season crops tolerate and require lower temperature. Many of these cool-season vegetables, sometimes called fall or winter crops, can be planted this month. The below recommended planting dates are ...

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Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers wanted individuals

  Submit a Web Tip Wanted As Of: 03/02/2016 VOP-Home Invasion Robbery Name: Jerry Antonio Blackshear Alias: Sex: Male Race: Black Age: DOB: 04/04/1975 Height: 6ft 2in Weight: 225 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Blackshear`s last known address was in Fort Walton Beach. Warrant: Okaloosa County Sheriff`s Office   Submit a Web Tip Wanted As Of: 07/22/2011 Aggravated Assault Name: ...

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Navarre man pleads to Bank Robbery that occurred in April of 2015

September 6, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Joel Anthony Beauchemin entered a plea to Robbery without a Weapon for 15 years in state prison before Judge Ross Goodman in Santa Rosa County. On April 17, 2015, Beauchemin entered Centennial Bank in Navarre wearing a gray toboggan on his head, a sweatshirt, sweat pants, silver-rimmed mirrored aviator sunglasses and ...

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Fort Walton Beach man victim of Fatal Traffic Accident as he attempted to cross Beal Pkwy

09/16/2016 According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, 49 year old Brian keith Gilmore, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Beal Pkwy near manring Dr on foot Monday evening. On September 5, 2016, at approximately 8:55 PM, Charles Clifton Muncher was traveling northbound on Beal ...

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Okaloosa County Officials Observe September as National Preparedness Month

Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.— Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety and Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) are observing September as National Preparedness Month in order to remind residents of easy ways to keep their families prepared and safe during emergencies. Weekly messaging will be released to news media outlets and community partners to help spread the word ...

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Ponce De Leon man victim of fatal ATV wreck

9/3/16 19 year old Dustin Douglas Manning of Ponce De Leon, FL was the victim of a fatal ATV wreck when the Honda ATV he was operating was struck by a 2003 Ford Mustang late friday night. On September 2, 2016 at approximately 11:45 P.M., 33 year old Wesley T. Floyd, of Ponce De Leon, FL, was traveling westbound on ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.  There will be no planned lane closures on the state road system through 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6.  All major roads will be open to normal traffic.  In emergency situations requiring a lane /road closure, repairs ...

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Lantz indicted for First Degree Premeditated Murder of his mother

September 2, 2016 Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that an Okaloosa County Grand Jury has indicted Justin David Lantz for First Degree Premeditated Murder in the death of his mother, Robin Lantz. Officers responded to a call of an impaired driver under the Brooks Bridge. There they found Lantz holding a large object in ...

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