Local and State News

Murder: Man Found Dead At His Residence in Milligan

June 25, 2019 Milligan, FL – On Sunday evening shortly before 6:00 pm, the Okaloosa County Sherrif’s Office received a 911 call of a man down on Dad’s Rd in Milligan. Upon arrival at 1775 Dad’s Rd, deputies discovered 54-year-old Christopher Broxson dead of obvious foul play. An autopsy performed Monday revealed Broxson died from a stab wound. Okaloosa County ...

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Fort Walton Beach Carjacking Ends in High Speed Pursuit in Washington County

June 24, 2019 Cottondale, FL – On Sunday, June 23, 2019 at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from employees at Loves Truck Stop in Cottondale, in reference to a female reporting she had been kidnapped and forced into her vehicle at gunpoint. The female victim stated the suspect was outside the Truck ...

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Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Online Solicitation of a Child

June 19, 2019 Shalimar, FL – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been terminated from employment as a result of multiple felony charges by both the Okaloosa and Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The OCSO today charged 41-year old Cansas Timothy Sadler Jr with using a computer to solicit a child while misrepresenting age, an additional count of using a ...

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Domestic Violence Shooting in Crestview Leaves Two in Critical Condition

June 16, 2019 Crestview, FL – Just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday night, officers of the Crestview Police Department responded to a domestic violence incident involving a firearm at an address in the 200 block of West Bowers Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, officers forced entry into the residence and discovered a 19 year old male that had what appeared to ...

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20-Year-Old Arrested For Aggravated Child Abuse For Shaking Baby; Child Admitted To ICU

June 12, 2019 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A 2-month old is recovering from skull fractures and internal hemorrhaging and the man authorities believe responsible is behind bars. On June 10, 2019, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home on South Haven Circle in Santa Rosa Beach to an infant who was not breathing, limp and had ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report May 10 – May 23, 2019

June 10, 2019 Northwest Region Cases Bay County Officers Hellett and Gore and Lieutenant J. Allen worked a night detail at St. Andrews State Park. Lieutenant Allen saw a vehicle pull up to the entrance gate. The passenger got out of the vehicle and pushed up the gate arm, allowing the vehicle to pull through. The officers stopped the vehicle ...

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Recreational Red Snapper Season Starts June 11 in Gulf State and Federal Waters

June 5, 2019 The recreational red snapper season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 12, closing July 13. Anglers fishing from private recreational boats will need to sign up as a Gulf Reef Fish Angler to target red snapper and several other reef fish in Gulf state and federal waters (excluding Monroe County), even ...

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Hunter Safety Courses Offered in Five Counties in June

June 5, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in five counties in June (list follows). Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion ...

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WCSO Undercover Investigation Leads to Child Porn Charges for South Carolina Man

June 5, 2019 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A Myrtle Beach man could face up to 100 years in prison after an undercover investigation originating in Walton County reveals multiple images of child pornography in his South Carolina home. On December 30, 2018, an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began chatting undercover with Ronald Hinch, 66, ...

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FWC Issues Executive Order Suspending Harvest and Possession of Shoal Bass

June 5, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order on June 5, suspending the harvest and possession of shoal bass from the Chipola River and its tributaries effective immediately until the order is repealed. Anglers are still permitted to catch and immediately release shoal bass. The shoal bass population in the Chipola River and ...

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