Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

OCSOE and Staff registered nearly 900 Okaloosa County high school students to vote.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, Paul Lux, and staff members visited county schools to register eligible voters and pre-register those who have not yet reached eligible voting age. Over the last month staff members from the Supervisor of Elections office presented their “Vote in Honor of a Vet” program and registered or pre-registered students. “Vote ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Says He was Pistol Whipped During Home Invasion Robbery

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident after a Fort Walton Beach area man says he was pistol whipped during a robbery attempt at his home on Opal Court Monday night. The 24 year old victim suffered a laceration to the head. Zachary Willis says a man and a woman came in his residence ...

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Puppy Mill Operation Abandons 73 Great Danes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Alaqua Animal Refuge has taken custody of all of the dogs involved in a large scale breeding operation of Great Danes last week. The facility was left abandoned by the owner due to his health reasons. The refuge was contacted by concerned family members when it was discovered that he was no longer there to ...

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Man Points Gun at Couple During Destin Road Rage Incident

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 A Kentucky man is charged with pointing a gun at a Texas couple during a road rage incident on the Marler Bridge in Destin. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 19-year old Kendall Bryce McFarland of Russell Springs with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. A Texas couple reported they ...

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Milton Man Faces Mandatory Life Sentence for Sexual battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on Child under 12

Thursday, October 6, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Sonny Lee Scallion, age 48 of Milton, Florida, was convicted by a Santa Rosa County Jury of two counts of Sexual Battery on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age. Scallion ...

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Panama City Man Found Guilty in Child Sex Sting “Operation Wolf Hunter”

Thursday, October 6, 2016 Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that 25 year-old Ali Khalel Huthail was found guilty on October 5, 2016, of one count of Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sexual Favors following a jury trial in Okaloosa County. Circuit Judge William Stone scheduled sentencing for November 14, 2016. As a result ...

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Crestview Man Stops Running From Deputies After Seeing OCSO K9

Thursday, October 06, 2016 A Crestview man, suspected in numerous car burglaries, tried to run from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday but had a change of heart when confronted by an OCSO K9. 21-year old Richard Benjamin Jones of 560 West James Lee Boulevard is now charged with resisting arrest without violence and has been served warrants for dealing ...

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DeFuniak Springs Little League Coach Charged with Sexual Battery on Eight year old

  Friday, October 7, 2016 Walton County, Fla— A little league coach already incarcerated in Walton County is now charged with sexual battery on an eight year old. Hughes was arrested on September 15th for using a computer to solicit a parent to consent to the participation of their child in sexual conduct, knowingly transmitting child porn, and promoting sexual ...

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Miramar Beach Man Sentenced to 12 Years for 23 Counts of Possession of Child Porn

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced yesterday that 53 year old James L Lehman was sentenced by Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells to twelve years in the Department of Corrections for 23 counts of Possession of Child Pornography following a plea of no contest to those charges in August. Upon his release from prison, Lehman will be on ...

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Body found in DeFuniak Springs has been identified and being investigated as a Homicide

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, FL – The body found outside of a DeFuniak Springs church Saturday afternoon has been identified and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Detectives and Investigators have identified the victim that was found with a laceration on Saturday as 30-year-old Latasha Nicole Prim of Pensacola, FL. Prim was positively identified and her ...

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