Local and State News

Marianna Woman Charged With Conspiracy And Wire Fraud Involving The Theft Of $215,000 From Two Health Care Providers

January 30, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Melissa Moniz, 44, of Marianna, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. ...

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Suspect Wanted For Drug Trafficking Behind Bars After Being On The Lam For A Month

January 30, 2017 Freeport, Fla–Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies have apprehended Ramon Shaw. Shaw was wanted on seven active warrants following an incident on December 22nd involving the discovery of nearly 30 grams of methamphetamine in a vehicle he was driving. On January 17th Shaw was featured in WCSO’s Turn ‘Em In Tuesday social media campaign. Late Sunday evening Shaw was discovered ...

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Update On Caswell Drive Shooting

January 30, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—The suspect from a shooting that injured one person in Walton County is now facing multiple charges. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home off Caswell Drive just before 11am Sunday morning in reference to a shooting. When they arrived they found the victim, Patrick Wilson, with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. ...

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Can You Hear Me Now

January 30, 2017 CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department is warning residents to beware what is called the “can you hear me?” scam following reports from the Better Business Bureau and major news networks. Answering in the affirmative is all a scammer needs to execute the latest ‘can you hear me?’ scam,” the BBB stated in a fall 2016 warning. ...

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One Person Shot And Another In Custody Following Dispute Money And Drugs

January 29, 2017 Walton County, Fla— A man is injured in a shooting on Caswell Drive in DeFuniak Springs Sunday morning and a suspect is now in custody. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Caswell Drive just before 11am where they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Investigators believe the suspect, later identified ...

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Walton County Arrest Attempt Results In Vehicle Pursuit Involving Air One And K9’s

January 24, 2017 Mossy Head, Fla—Walton County Sheriff’s Office has captured Colton Shane Bryan, 25, following a short pursuit in Mossy Head Monday evening. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to serve Bryan with outstanding warrants out of Okaloosa County at a residence on East Laurel Lane following a tip regarding his whereabouts. Deputies met Bryan as he was attempting to ...

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A Fumbled Shoplifting Attempt Lands Couple Behind Bars

January 25, 2017 A shoplifting suspect trying to make her getaway from the Kmart near Fort Walton Beach dropped not only her merchandise, but her purse containing her identification, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. A Loss Prevention Officer at the Kmart, located at 200 Irwin Avenue, approached 30-year old Romana Pretty around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening after she walked out of ...

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Domestic Disturbance in Walton County Results in Vehicle Chase and Man Hunt

January 20, 2017 Holmes County, Fla— The subject of a manhunt is in custody following a domestic disturbance in Walton County that ended in a pursuit into Holmes County. Walton County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a possible kidnapping at the Dollar General in DeFuniak Springs on Highway 90, however the incident turned out to be a domestic disturbance between ...

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Store Clerk Locks Herself In Restroom To Avoid Armed Robber

January 20, 2017 Ocean City – A convenience store clerk confronted by the terrifying scene of a man dressed in dark clothes and armed with a handgun locked herself in the bathroom to get away from him during an armed robbery attempt. The victim says the man pointed the gun at her around 5:30 a.m. January 19th when she was ...

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Two Crestview Men Have Been Charged With Burglary And Grand Theft After the Recovery Of More Than $50,000.00 in Guns, Jewelry And Coins

January 19, 2017 Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has recovered more than $50,000 in stolen guns, jewelry, and coins taken during the burglary of a Crestview area home in mid to late December. The homeowner on Bear Head Road says thieves stole a 600 pound safe from the house. The safe contained approximately $25,000 in guns and ...

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