Local and State News

Mary Esther man arrested for the murder of his mother

8/2/16 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mary Esther man on charges he murdered his mother at their home. Deputies had first been called to the brick house at 186 Miramar Street that 32-year old Justin Lantz was sharing with his mother shortly before 10 p.m. Monday evening. 58-year old Robin Lantz told them she and her son ...

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Pensacola Man Charged with Making False Statements in Investigation of ISIL-Related Postings

Thursday, July 28, 2016 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Robert Blake Jackson, 31, of Pensacola, made an initial appearance today in federal court after being arrested this morning on a charge of making materially false statements in a federal investigation.  The criminal complaint was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. According to the criminal ...

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Niceville Father & Son Face Possession of Child Pron Charges

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Niceville father and son with possession of child pornography after finding still images and videos on the pair’s electronic devices during the execution of a search warrant. OCSO Investigators first arrested 27-year old John Bryan Hood during “Operation Wolf Hunter” last February, an undercover operation that cracked down on individuals using on-line websites ...

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Santa Rosa Beach man arrested for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— “I tried to kill her.” That statement told to Walton County Sheriff’s Office Investigators by 34-year-old Joseph Shawn Moll who admitted to attacking his ex-girlfriend’s mother with a pocket knife on Wednesday. On the morning of June 15th, Moll went to the victim’s residence on Country Club Drive in Santa Rosa Beach to visit her daughter. ...

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Woman Arrested for Child Neglect; Floor Inside Home Found Covered in Feces

DeFuniak Springs, Fla— An 11-year-old boy is found living in “deplorable conditions” and now a DeFuniak Springs woman is behind bars. In March of this year the Department of Children and Families began an investigation into allegations of child neglect on Paula Jane Gray, 59, of 622 Paradise Island Drive. A complaint on Gray alleged the defendant had a juvenile ...

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39 Year Old Crestview Man Arrested For Sexual Battery On Child Under 12

The Crestview Police Department has arrested 39 year old Nate Arteze Moorer of Crestview and charged him with Sexual Battery of a Child Under 12 years of age, which is a Capital Felony. The Crestview Police Department’s SWAT team in conjunction with the Crestview Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, executed a search warrant at Moorer’s residence located at 120 Brentwood ...

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CRESTVIEW MAN SWERVES TO AVOID AN ARMADILLO AND COLLIDES WITH UTILITY POLE CAUSING A STRUCTURE FIRE AND 2,700 PEOPLE TO LOSE POWER

June 8, 2016 On Wednesday, 06/08/2016, at 12:01 A.M., James Reed Austin was traveling south bound in a white 2002 Toyota Corolla on Ferdon Blvd approaching the intersection of James Lee Blvd. Austin stated he swerved to the left to avoid hitting an armadillo that was crossing the road in front of him. Austin’s vehicle crossed the center turn lane, ...

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DEA AND WCSO MAKE ARREST IN LARGE SCALE METH OPERATION

May 26, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A major player in the sale and manufacturing of methamphetamine in Walton County is behind bars following an investigation by members of Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration Panama City Resident Office. Since July of 2015 an investigation has been ongoing into the drug trafficking activities of Kord Ashdon Perdue, 24, ...

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Three Shot at Okaloosa Island Nightspot Early Sunday Morning

May 15, 2016 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured three people early this morning at the Red Rose Gentleman’s Club, located at 106 Santa Rosa Boulevard on Okaloosa Island. Deputies were called to the scene around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning after receiving a 9-1-1 call of “shots fired”. When they arrived they found shell casings outside ...

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SCHOOL CAFETERIA MANAGER CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a school cafeteria manager for the theft of around $30,000 from student cafeteria funds in small increments over an estimated two year period. 40-year old Lydia Faye Bradley of Mayo Trail Court in Crestview has been charged with grand theft following an investigation prompted by the Okaloosa County School District. In November 2015, ...

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