Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Why Worry with Fall Webworms

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Larry Williams Fall webworms are normally observed during late summer and fall when people notice the unsightly whitish or light gray webs in certain trees. Webworms enclose leaves and ends of branches with silken webbing. The worms (caterpillars) are found in this protective webbing consuming leaves. Although they can defoliate branches on which they are ...

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Suspect in DeFuniak Springs Murder Dies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 On Sunday, October 2nd, the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to the U.S. Post Office located at 100 South 18th Street in reference to a 911 call from a man advising that he was depressed. The man advised 911 that he was depressed and had taken over 200 tablets of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Officers called for Walton Fire ...

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Sexual Predator Change of Address

Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Sexual Offender / Predator Flyer Jack Wayne Williams Date Of Photo: 11/17/2014 Click Here to Track this Offender Designation: Sexual Predator Name: Jack Wayne Williams Status: Supervised – FL Dept of Corrections Department of Corrections #: 756101 Search the Dept of Corrections Website Date of Birth: 05/05/1965 Race : White Sex: Male Hair: Brown ...

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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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