Local and State News

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead and One Seriously Injured

April 14, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which left one male deceased and another male seriously injured. Officers were called to the area of Martisa Road just prior to 4 am this morning in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, Officers found one male deceased in the ...

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Suspect Dies In Crestview Police Department Custody

March 28, 2019 Crestview, FL —  At 5:05 a.m. Thursday morning, March 28, 2019, the Crestview Police Department received a 911 call from a man in the 1200 block of Walter Avenue, who was saying that he was “in danger.” While officers were being dispatched to the unknown situation, the caller was making other statements that “he was going to ...

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Crestview Student Arrested for Having Handgun on School Grounds

March 28, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview High School student faces numerous felony charges after the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office found him in possession of a concealed firearm on school property. A School Resource Officer learned 15 year old Jabari Imani had been living in a shed behind a friend’s home on West Bowers Avenue and was believed to ...

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WCSO Recovers $122,000 in Spoof CEO Email Scam

January 28, 2019 Walton County, Fla— More than one hundred thousand dollars is recovered after a sophisticated fraud scheme is reported in Walton County. November 14th a Walton County business reported they had received a request via email from who they thought was a co-owner of the company requesting funds. Two separate wire transfers were made totaling $126,000.  After funds ...

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Crestview Mayor Appoints Chief & Deputy Chief of Police

December 7, 2018 Crestview, FL — Mayor David Cadle announced Friday that Deputy Police Chief Jamie Grant will drop the “deputy” in his title, to become the county seat’s chief of police, effective immediately. At the same time, Mayor Cadle appointed Officer Lisa Sprague, the department’s former records custodian and current director of professional standards and ethics, to the position ...

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OCSO Arrests Two In Theft Of Murder Victim’s Vehicle, Investigation Continues

November 20, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of a murder victim’s car last Sunday. Deputies located 46-year old Jarod Skiles and 25-year old Mary Mulcahey Monday night walking in the area of Eglin Parkway and South Avenue. Skiles attempted to run from deputies ...

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OCSO Seeks Person of Interest, Victim’s Car in FWB Homicide

November 19, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a person of interest in the apparent beating death of a Fort Walton Beach area woman. The body of 47-year old Michele Lemmo was discovered by her roommate inside their residence at 510 Union Street, Lot 7, around 7 p.m. Sunday. The OCSO is ...

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Victim Identified In Suspected Homicide

November 19, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A woman whose body was found with suspicious circumstances inside her Fort Walton Beach area mobile home is identified as 47 year old Michele Lemmo. Lemmo’s roommate at 510 Union Street Lot 7 said she came home around 7 p.m. Sunday and was unable to get into the residence. After forcing her ...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death

November 19, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s body was found last night at her home on Union Street under suspicious circumstances. Deputies were called to Lot 7 at 510 Union Street around 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman’s roommate had to force her way into the trailer, where she ...

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Teenage Mom Stabbed To Death By Baby’s Father

November 19, 2018 Destin, FL – A 22-year old man is charged in connection with the stabbing death of his son’s mother last night in Destin. Kevin Ordonez-Garcia was located shortly after the stabbing by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office as he walked along Harbor Boulevard. His clothes were covered with blood. Deputies had been called to an apartment at ...

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