Local and State News

Crestview Man One of Five Arrested in Operation Nightstalker

October 23, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five men following Operation Nightstalker over the weekend. Operation Nightstalker targeted suspects communicating with who they believed to be a minor for sex. The following individuals were arrested: Matthew R. Richard, 23, of Crestview, Florida, charged with soliciting a minor for sex, traveling to meet a minor for sex and use of a ...

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Car Burglary Suspect Accused of Causing Thousands of Dollars in Damage

October 21, 2017 Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of a car burglary in progress found the suspect hiding behind a nearby building and a vehicle left with thousands of dollars in damage as a result of the crime. Deputies have charged 46-year old Alicia Bullock, no known address, with Burglary, Petty Theft, and Criminal Mischief Property Damage over $1000. ...

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Gas Station Fight Leads To Arrest

October 21, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — Punches are thrown between a gas station clerk and a customer and it’s all caught on camera. Now, one Fort Walton Beach man is behind bars. Just after 1 o’clock on October 18th deputies responded to a 911 hang up at the Texaco on East County Highway 30a. The victim told deputies ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 29 through October 5

October 19, 2017 Bay County: Officers Brady and Rice were conducting offshore patrols in federal waters near the Madison Swanson when they observed a vessel actively fishing in the closed area. The officers conducted an inspection of the vessel and issued the operator of the vessel a federal citation for the violation. Officers Brady and Rice were conducting offshore patrols ...

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Walton County Fire Rescue Knocks Down Residential Fire Alongside Argyle Volunteers

October 19, 2017 Ponce De Leon, Fla – Firefighters respond to a residential fire on White Creek Road and discover a fully engulfed structure. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. Within minutes of the call at 8:33pm on October 16th Walton County Fire Rescue crews along with Argyle Volunteer Fire arrived ...

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Florida Air National Guard Colonel Convicted of Attempted Enticement Of A Child

October 19, 2017 Panama City, FL  – Michael Shawn Garrett, 45, of Panama City Beach, Florida, a colonel in the Florida Air National Guard, was convicted of attempted enticement of a minor for sex on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The trial lasted two days and was held in the U.S. District Court in Panama City. In May 2017, undercover investigators conducted an ...

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Crestview Man Charged with Beating Child, Breaking Woman’s Nose

Crestview, FL – A Crestview man on felony probation for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim is now charged with beating a former girlfriend as well as a young child under the age of five. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 35-year old Marcus Mitchell with domestic violence battery, child abuse, tampering with a victim, resisting an officer without ...

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Navarre Teenager Arrested For Sending Threats Over Social Media

October 11, 2017 Navarre, FL – Brandon Lee Hawkins, a fifteen year old from Navarre, was arrested today and charged with two counts of Intimidation / Write Send Threats to Kill or Injure, a 2nd Degree Felony and one count of Disturbing Peace / Interfere with School / Admin Function, a 2nd Degree Misdemeanor, following an October 4th incident at ...

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Two Teens Charged With Aggravated Battery With A Chicken Bone

October 11, 2017 Crestview, FL – Two detainees at a Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Crestview have been charged with attacking another teen who says he was stabbed in the face with a chicken bone. The 17 year old victim suffered several broken ribs in the October 8th attack in a lunchroom at 4448 Straight Line Road. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested ...

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Deputy Bit by Dog While Serving Warrant

October 10, 2017 Milton, FL – On 10-9-17, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were at 4367 Woodville Road in Milton to serve a felony arrest warrant on Nickole Trappman. While on scene, Nickole was observed running into the home. Her husband David began to interfere with the deputies outside the home. He was given lawful commands several ...

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