Local and State News

Scammers Pretending to be IRS Agents Active in DeFuniak Springs

October 25, 2016 Scammers posing as IRS Agents, Federal Investigators, and other Officials are still trying to swindle you out of your hard earned money.  Don’t fall for it! Ask them to send you the information in writing by mail to the address they have on file.  If the caller asks for your address, then it is highly probable that they ...

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Cantonment Woman Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for DUI Manslaughter Case

October 25, 2016 Debra Marlene Ahearn of Cantonment was sentenced to 11 years in state prison followed by 4 years of probation for DUI Manslaughter for the 2015 fatal crash she caused that took the life of an Atmore, AL woman. On December 18, 2015, Debra Ahearn was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van southbound on US 29 in ...

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Pensacola Man Sentenced to Life in Prison as Habitual Felony Offender

October 25, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that William George Kunkel was sentenced by Circuit Judge W. Joel Boles to life in state prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Kunkel pled to the charges of Robbery Armed with a Firearm and Aggravated Assault by Threat with a Firearm. On August 28, 2015, Kunkel entered Dixie’s Antiques and Collectibles on ...

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Crestview Man in Custody After Violently Fleeing from Deputies on Foot and Starting Fire in Wooded Area

October 24, 2016 A Crestview man considered armed and dangerous and wanted in connection with multiple felonies in multiple jurisdictions is now off the streets thanks to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. OCSO deputies were on the trail of 31-year old Jon Michael White beginning around 6:30 last night. White is wanted for questioning in connection with an arson investigation ...

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Freeport Man Behind Bars After Swat Stand-Off and Threatening to Kill Girlfriend and Kids

October 22, 2016 Walton County, Fla— A Freeport man is now behind bars after pointing a gun at his girlfriend and her children. At 10:30pm Friday evening Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman stating she had been involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, later identified as Kyle McMullen, 31, at a home on Kylea ...

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Navarre Man Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison and Sexual Offender Status

October 21, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on October 20, 2016, Andrew Allan Barlow was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jennie Kinsey to 15 years in state prison followed by 30 years of Sexual Offender Probation and also designated as a sexual offender. Barlow entered a plea on August 26, 2016, to 10 counts of Possession of Certain Images ...

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Pensacola Man Sentenced to 45 Years in State Prison for Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Chunk of Concrete

October 21, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on October 20, 2016, Gary Donovan White, age 50, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jennie Kinsey to 45 years in state prison. White was previously convicted by an Escambia County Jury on September 10, 2016 for Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Weapon and Burglary of a Dwelling with a ...

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DeFuniak Springs Police arrest two for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia while assisting the State Probation Office.

October 21, 2016 The DeFuniak Springs Police Department arrested Joshua Michael Mackenzie after he violated probation and admitted he was in possession of illegal narcotics. The DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded 788 West orange Avenue in DeFuniak Springs, FL to assist the State Probation Office today. The probation officer informed police that he was there to check up on Joshua ...

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Navarre Man in Custody after Burglarizing Home and Being Apprehended with Use of K-9 Zeus

October 21, 2016 The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua James Cruz of Navarre for Burglary to a Dwelling with the assistance of a K-9. At Approximately 5:30 pm, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the resident of 1850 Alhambra Street in Navarre, FL in reference to a burglary. The caller informed 911 that ...

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Crestview Man Sentenced to 10 Years in DOC for DUI Manslaughter

October 21, 2016 Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced that yesterday, October 20, 2016, Brian Scott Overfield, of Crestview, was sentenced to 124.6 months in the Department of Corrections for one count of DUI Manslaughter. Overfield must also complete two years of probation following his release from state prison, and his driver’s license has been permanently ...

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