Local and State News

A Third Suspect Has Now Been Arrested in South Walton Jewelry Store Burglary

June 19, 2017 Walton County, Fla— The United States Marshals Service has captured an additional suspect in a jewelry store burglary in Miramar Beach. On April 29, just before 11 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 12889 U.S. Highway 98 West following a 911 call from the store’s owner. The caller said two suspects broke into the store ...

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Fatal Accident Claims The Life of 3 YO Baker Child

June 18, 2017 According to a Florida Highway Patrol News Release, a 3 year Baker resident was the victim of a fatal accident on private property Sunday morning shortly before 11 AM. 36 year old Christopher Ryles was operating a 2002 GMC Sierra pick-up truck towing a trailer on private property in the vicinity of Galliver Cutoff and Henderson Lane. ...

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SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

June 18, 2017 Pensacola, FL – A man wanted for robbing a Pensacola bank on Thursday has been arrested. Louis Martin Cillo, 60, address unavailable, was taken into custody around 12:50 p.m. today at a residence in the 7900 block of Old Hickory Hammock Road, Milton. He was charged with armed bank robbery. Sgt. Greg Stone said detectives received a tip ...

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Warrant Issued for Sun Trust Bank Robbery Suspect

June 18, 2017 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Police have identified a man wanted for robbing a bank on Thursday and have issued a warrant for his arrest. Louis Martin Cillo, 60, address unavailable, is wanted for the armed robbery of Sun Trust Bank, 6700 N. Davis Highway. The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. when the suspect entered the bank and handed ...

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June 16, 2017 A Pensacola man has been sentenced to prison for the 2015 rape of a teenager. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Don Ricardo Byrd, III, age 36, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Jan Shackelford to 25 years in state prison.  Since there is no parole in the State of Florida, Byrd will be required to serve ...

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Federal Government Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Providing Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme

June 16, 2017 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Michael Allen Braun, 54, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, was sentenced Friday June 16, 2017 to 18 months in prison  and ordered to pay $126,300 in restitution for conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official. Co-conspirator United States Air Force Master Sergeant Cody Boone Covert, 43, ...

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SunTrust Bank Robbed, Undisclosed Amount of Cash Taken

June 15, 2017 Pensacola, FL –  A man escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after he robbed a local bank this afternoon. The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at Sun Trust Bank, 6700 N. Davis Highway, when the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash. Detective Ozzy Teeters said the suspect did not display a ...

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Two Charged in Sexual Battery with Incapacitated Victim

June 14, 2017 Two men have now been charged in the sexual battery of a woman who believes she was drugged before being assaulted. 36-year old Ricardo Juan Sanchez-Alvarez of 85 Hackberry Way in Santa Rosa Beach and 33-year old Tamer Egemen Duman of 280 Vining’s Way in Destin are charged with Sexual Battery When the Victim is Physically Helpless ...

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Milton Man Convicted of Federal Charges of Online Child Exploitation Offenses

June 14, 2017 – A former Pace Firefighter has been convicted on Federal charges of Child Pornography. Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was convicted today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola of all counts, which charged conspiracy, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography involving a minor under the age of 12. The verdict was announced ...

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Benny Russell Park closed for maintenance

Benny Russell Park, located at 5417 West Spencer Field Road in Pace, will close June 19-22 for maintenance. The park will re-open on June 23. Replacement of the exterior of the building will be taking place Monday-Friday, June 19-July 7. The front of the building should be completed by June 22 with the entire building completed by July 7, weather ...

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