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Armed 16 year old Steals Dodge Charger in Miramar Beach and Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase Before Crashing and Bailing Out on Foot

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Miramar Beach, Fla— A 16-year-old who stole a car in Walton County leads to a pursuit with Okaloosa Deputies in the early morning hours Wednesday and captured carrying a fully loaded handgun. Just after 1am Walton County dispatchers received a call from a resident on Dalton Way advising he was in his home when he ...

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Year on the run comes to an end for DeFuniak Springs man

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A fugitive on the run for more than a year is arrested in Walton County on additional drug charges after investigators find him with methamphetamine and hydrocodone pills. Earlier this week the Walton County Sheriff’s Office obtained information on a location for Thomas Robert Spence, 41, who had an active warrant out of ...

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Traffic Stop for Faulty head Light Results in Drug Arrest

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 A traffic stop for one headlight led to the arrest of 22 year old David Gene Lewis of DeFuniak Springs early Monday morning. Lewis was driving a pickup truck on S. 17th Street in the early morning hours when an Officer noticed the truck had only one head light. Once stopped, the driver was identified and Lewis admitted ...

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Mossy Head Teenager Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for the 2013 Murder of 77 year old Arthur Gerald Anderson

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Haley Nicole Bowden on September 27, 2016 to 40 years in State Prison for Felony Murder, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with a Battery, and Grand Theft Auto. The charges arose when Bowden and her boyfriend, 22 year old Chrispen Pedro Ramirez, both of Mossy Head, were ...

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WCSO Deputy Saves Dog after being accidentally locked in vehicle

September 26, 2016 Seacrest, Fla— A 6-year-old golden retriever is back in cool temperatures after being accidentally locked inside his family’s vehicle in Seacrest Beach. “Doodle” was eager to go on a ride in the family’s SUV Monday afternoon. So eager, in fact, that he snuck in through an open door while his owner was getting chairs out of the ...

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Attorney General Bondi Outlaws Deadly Synthetic Drug

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi announced yesterday an emergency rule outlawing a new psychoactive substance, U-47700. Since October 2015, the substance has been identified in multiple deaths in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, U-47700 has a high potential for abuse and does not currently have an accepted medical use in the United States. ...

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Okaloosa Academy Student Charged with Assaulting School Official

September 27, 2016 A student at the Okaloosa Academy charter school is charged with attacking a 64-year old school official by hitting him with a closed fist. The incident was captured by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s body cam. 15-year old D’Aaron Chance Taylor of Crestview was in a hallway near the school official’s office around 9:30 a.m. on ...

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Three Crestview Males Charged With Retail Theft, Possession of Firearms and Drugs

September 26, 2016 Miramar Beach, Fla— Three suspects under the age of 20 are behind bars following a retail theft that led to a foot pursuit and the confiscation of two weapons. Just before 6 o’clock Monday evening a Walton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was performing a security check at Silver Sands Outlet Mall when he was flagged down by ...

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Laurel Hill Man Indicted on Federal Child Porn Charges

Monday. September 26, 2016 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jack D. Messerschmidt, 36, of Laurel Hill, Florida, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with the production and possession of child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. ...

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VA Town Hall Meeting for Veterans on October 12 at the Biloxi VA Medical Center

                    VA Town Hall Meeting for Veterans on October 12   What:              Jackson VA Regional Office, Biloxi VA Medical Center, and the Biloxi National Cemetery   When:             Wednesday October 12, 2016: 10 a.m. – 12 Noon   Where:            Biloxi VA Medical Center, Building 17 (Recreational Hall) 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi, ...

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