Local and State News

OCSO Investigating Death of Homeless Man in Destin

April 17, 2018 Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after the body of a homeless man in Destin was found in a wooded area off Highway 98 today. Deputies were called to a medical emergency around 12:35 Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call that a man believed to be in his forties had ...

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Fatal Wreck on SR 85 Claims Life of Crestview Man

April 16, 2018 Eglin AFB, FL – A single vehicle roll-over on Highway 85 just north of SR 123 claimed the life of a 19 year-old Crestview man Monday afternoon. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release, 19 year old Corey Saylor was the sole occupant of a red 2006 Nissan Sentra as it traveled south bound on ...

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Crestview Man Charged With Murder After Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

April 16, 2018 Crestview, FL — A Sunday evening domestic dispute ended with a Crestview man being arrested on an open count of murder after he allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife. The Crestview Police Department responded to 1232 Northview Drive in the Countryview Estates neighborhood at approximately 6:42 p.m. Sunday evening to a 911 call reporting a gunshot ...

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Crestview Woman Dead Following Domestic Violence Incident

April 16, 2018 Crestview, FL – One resident is dead following a domestic disturbance that turned deadly. The Crestview Police Department responded to Northview Drive in the Countryview Estates Subdivision last night at approximately 7 p.m. in reference to a domestic violence situation that resulted in the death of a black woman. At this time the police department is giving ...

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Walton County Man Found In Possession of Thousands of Rounds of Ammunition, Three Law Enforcement Badges, Following Violation of Risk Protection Order

April 14, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A Walton County man was arrested following a violation of risk protection order issued by the First Judicial Circuit. On April 10th, James Edward Pearson was served a signed risk protection order by Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The Risk Protection Order Act was enacted following the Valentine’s Day murders at Marjory ...

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Crestview Teenager Is Second Suspect Arrested In Crestview Home Invasion

April 9, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department has arrested a second suspect in a March 17 home invasion and shooting in which two men kicked in the door of a Virginia Street home in the early morning hours Demanding money and drugs. During the home invasion, a 19-year-old woman celebrating her birthday at her mother’s house with a friend ...

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Suspected Drug Activity Launches Narcotics Investigation and Four Arrests

Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Section launched a narcotics investigation after receiving multiple drug-related complaints in reference to activity at a Destin home. On Friday, April 6, 2018, the unit, which consists of members of the OCSO, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and Crestview Police Department, executed a search warrant at 206 Snapper Drive Unit 11 ...

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Youth Academy Escapee Captured at Crestview McDonalds

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL – A thirteen year old who escaped from the Okaloosa Youth Academy Tuesday evening was later captured at a Crestview McDonalds after a Department of Juvenile Justice employee stopped in and spotted him. 13-year old Nickolas Shoffner and 15-year old Richard Abenojar had escaped from the facility on Straight Line Road and headed into nearby woods ...

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Crestview Crash Knocks Out Power, Driver Arrested For Drugs

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL — A Tuesday afternoon traffic crash did more than knock out power in the Brackin Street area. It also sent a Crestview man to jail on narcotics charges. Rayshawn Durrell Shoffner, 24, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after he crashed his 2017 Kia sedan into a utility pole ...

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Welfare Check of Woman Passed Out at Gas Pumps Leads to Felony Narcotics Charge

April 5, 2018 Destin, FL – For the third time in three weeks the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a call of a person passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle while parked at gas pumps. In all three instances, the individuals were under the influence of narcotics. Around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, OCSO deputies were called to ...

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