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Fort Walton Beach Man Arrested for Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by Convicted Felon

Saturday, October 15, 2016 On July 27, 2016 the Fort Walton Beach Police Department stopped a white 2016 Toyota Rav4 on Bay St and Lovejoy Rd for a traffic infraction. During the course of the stop, Christopher Benard Battles was identified as a passenger in the vehicle. As the Officer was talking to the driver, Jonathan T. Bowman, the officer ...

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Pensacola Man Arrested on Federal Charges for Mailing Threatening ISIS Letter to Escambia County Sheriff

Friday, October 14, 2016 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 30, of Pensacola, has been arrested on a charge of mailing threatening communications. According to the criminal complaint affidavit filed by the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida , Walker mailed a threatening letter on notebook paper to Sheriff Morgan at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The affidavit ...

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Suspicious Incident at Atmore Prison Results in One Dead and One Arrested After Fatal Car Chase

Thursday, October 13, 2016 ATMORE, Ala. – On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, shortly after 12:00 p.m. correctional officials at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore reported seeing a vehicle pull up to the south perimeter fence. A man got out of the car and threw a package over the fence. Investigators from the Alabama Department of Corrections pursued the vehicle ...

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Suspect in DeFuniak Springs Murder Dies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 On Sunday, October 2nd, the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to the U.S. Post Office located at 100 South 18th Street in reference to a 911 call from a man advising that he was depressed. The man advised 911 that he was depressed and had taken over 200 tablets of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Officers called for Walton Fire ...

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Sexual Predator Change of Address

Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Sexual Offender / Predator Flyer Jack Wayne Williams Date Of Photo: 11/17/2014 Click Here to Track this Offender Designation: Sexual Predator Name: Jack Wayne Williams Status: Supervised – FL Dept of Corrections Department of Corrections #: 756101 Search the Dept of Corrections Website Date of Birth: 05/05/1965 Race : White Sex: Male Hair: Brown ...

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OCSOE and Staff registered nearly 900 Okaloosa County high school students to vote.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, Paul Lux, and staff members visited county schools to register eligible voters and pre-register those who have not yet reached eligible voting age. Over the last month staff members from the Supervisor of Elections office presented their “Vote in Honor of a Vet” program and registered or pre-registered students. “Vote ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Says He was Pistol Whipped During Home Invasion Robbery

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident after a Fort Walton Beach area man says he was pistol whipped during a robbery attempt at his home on Opal Court Monday night. The 24 year old victim suffered a laceration to the head. Zachary Willis says a man and a woman came in his residence ...

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Puppy Mill Operation Abandons 73 Great Danes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Alaqua Animal Refuge has taken custody of all of the dogs involved in a large scale breeding operation of Great Danes last week. The facility was left abandoned by the owner due to his health reasons. The refuge was contacted by concerned family members when it was discovered that he was no longer there to ...

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Man Points Gun at Couple During Destin Road Rage Incident

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 A Kentucky man is charged with pointing a gun at a Texas couple during a road rage incident on the Marler Bridge in Destin. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 19-year old Kendall Bryce McFarland of Russell Springs with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. A Texas couple reported they ...

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Milton Man Faces Mandatory Life Sentence for Sexual battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on Child under 12

Thursday, October 6, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Sonny Lee Scallion, age 48 of Milton, Florida, was convicted by a Santa Rosa County Jury of two counts of Sexual Battery on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age. Scallion ...

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