Local and State News

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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Destin Man Faces Murder Charge in Connection with Girlfriend’s Deadly Overdose

October 21, 2016 A Destin man is being held in a Kentucky jail cell, awaiting extradition back to Okaloosa County where he faces active warrants for committing murder while engaged in a felony offense. 30-year old William Tylor Kendall of 4207 Indian Bayou Trail was picked up Tuesday in Bowling Green Kentucky. Emergency responders were called to the home the ...

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Sexual Predator Change of Address for DeFuniak Springs, FL

October 20, 2016 Defuniak Springs, Fla— John Bollinger was found guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation with a victim less than 12 years of age in 2003 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Bollinger’s address is 302 Nowling Road in DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. He is 33 years of age, stands at approximately 6’04”, and weighs 136 pounds. There are currently ...

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Road Closure: Galliver Cutoff at Highway 90 October 24th & 25th

Okaloosa County Public Works has issued the following road closure for North Okaloosa County. On October 24th and 25th Galliver Cutoff will be closed at the railroad tracks at Highway 90 in Galliver as CSX Railroad completes track repairs. There is no close detour, with the closest being Keyser Mill Road heading east and Lighthouse Church Road going west. Please ...

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Crestview Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison Nearly 2 Years After Drug Arrest

Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that on October 17, 2016, Henry Marcus Price was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections after entering a plea of no contest to the charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. The sentence is a minimum mandatory, meaning the Defendant will serve it day-for-day in state prison. On ...

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DeFuniak Springs Counterfeit Suspect Gets 15 Years in Prison

October 19, 2016 The suspects in a counterfeiting case from April of this year in DeFuniak Springs pled Nolo Contendere to the charges. Under the plea deals, Christopher Lee Sawyer was sentenced to 15 years in Prison by Judge Kelvin Wells. Tracy Marie Matthews pled to lesser charges and received a sentence of 6 months in Jail. Both will receive ...

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Pensacola Man Indicted for First Degree Murder of 75 Year Old Carolyn Barnes

October 19, 2016 According to a news release from the office of State Attorney Bill Eddins, a Grand Jury indicted Perry James Ford Jr. today for the First Degree Murder of seventy-five year old Carolyn Barnes. On September 10, 2016, Ms. Barnes’ body was found inside her Flintwood Circle home in Pensacola, FL by a friend who went to check ...

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