Local and State News

Warrant Issued for Sun Trust Bank Robbery Suspect

June 18, 2017 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Police have identified a man wanted for robbing a bank on Thursday and have issued a warrant for his arrest. Louis Martin Cillo, 60, address unavailable, is wanted for the armed robbery of Sun Trust Bank, 6700 N. Davis Highway. The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. when the suspect entered the bank and handed ...

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June 16, 2017 A Pensacola man has been sentenced to prison for the 2015 rape of a teenager. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Don Ricardo Byrd, III, age 36, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Jan Shackelford to 25 years in state prison.  Since there is no parole in the State of Florida, Byrd will be required to serve ...

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Federal Government Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Providing Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme

June 16, 2017 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Michael Allen Braun, 54, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, was sentenced Friday June 16, 2017 to 18 months in prison  and ordered to pay $126,300 in restitution for conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official. Co-conspirator United States Air Force Master Sergeant Cody Boone Covert, 43, ...

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SunTrust Bank Robbed, Undisclosed Amount of Cash Taken

June 15, 2017 Pensacola, FL –  A man escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after he robbed a local bank this afternoon. The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at Sun Trust Bank, 6700 N. Davis Highway, when the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash. Detective Ozzy Teeters said the suspect did not display a ...

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Two Charged in Sexual Battery with Incapacitated Victim

June 14, 2017 Two men have now been charged in the sexual battery of a woman who believes she was drugged before being assaulted. 36-year old Ricardo Juan Sanchez-Alvarez of 85 Hackberry Way in Santa Rosa Beach and 33-year old Tamer Egemen Duman of 280 Vining’s Way in Destin are charged with Sexual Battery When the Victim is Physically Helpless ...

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Milton Man Convicted of Federal Charges of Online Child Exploitation Offenses

June 14, 2017 – A former Pace Firefighter has been convicted on Federal charges of Child Pornography. Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was convicted today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola of all counts, which charged conspiracy, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography involving a minor under the age of 12. The verdict was announced ...

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Benny Russell Park closed for maintenance

Benny Russell Park, located at 5417 West Spencer Field Road in Pace, will close June 19-22 for maintenance. The park will re-open on June 23. Replacement of the exterior of the building will be taking place Monday-Friday, June 19-July 7. The front of the building should be completed by June 22 with the entire building completed by July 7, weather ...

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Pace Man Arrested After Stabbing his Father and Family Dog Over Keys to a vehicle.

June 12, 2017 A Pace man who fought deputies as they were trying to arrest him for a stabbing incident was tased twice. Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on Forest Creek Rd in Pace on June 11, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm for a reported stabbing. The initial call came in as ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For the 2013 Death of his 8 Week Old Infant Child

June 12, 2017 A Fort Walton Beach man has been sentenced to Life in Prison following a jury trial for the First Degree Felony Murder of his 8 week old infant daughter. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release, William Alan Thomason was first arrested on September 14, 2013 for causing injuries that placed his eight week old ...

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City of Milton Fire Department Deploys New Rescue Vehicle

June 12, 2017 MILTON, FL – The City of Milton’s Fire Department recently took delivery of a brand new fire-rescue vehicle.  This new unit, a custom 4-door Midi-Pumper, from Sunbelt Fire Apparatus in Fairhope, Alabama, was built by E-One Fire Apparatus of Ocala, Florida.  The new vehicle will be designated as “Rescue 23,” and replaces a 2001 E-One Super Lynx Midi-Pumper, ...

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