Local and State News

UPDATE: Two in Custody Following Drive By Shooting

July 17, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—  Two men are in custody following an investigation into a drive-by shooting in DeFuniak Springs early Monday morning. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hermitage Road at approximately 7 a.m in reference to shots fired at a home and a truck. No one was injured in the shooting. Witnesses identified Thurston Patrick ...

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WCSO Investigating Drive By Shooting

July 17, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident off Hermitage Road where shots were fired early this morning. At approximately 7am Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hermitage Road in response to a drive by shooting of a truck and house. A BOLO (be on the look out) was put out for ...

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Fatal Accident in Covington County Alabama Claims the Life of Kentucky Woman

Opp, AL – A two-vehicle crash at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 15, has claimed the life of a Georgetown, Ky. woman and injured two others. Karen Sue Ritchie, 46, was critically injured when the 2015 Toyota Tundra, in which she was a passenger, was struck head-on by a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by William Antonio Edwards, 21, of Opp. Ritchie was transported ...

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Linden, ALA Woman Victim of Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Pensacola

July 15, 2017 Pensacola, FL – A Linden, AL woman succumbed to her injuries she sustained after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 45 year old Charles Otto Bodie of Pensacola, FL was traveling southbound on Pensacola Blvd in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck. 52 year old Tina Baker ...

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Early Morning Car Burglary Lands Juvenile in Custody and One on the Prowl

July 15, 2017 Milton, FL – Officers with the Milton Police Department responded to Cedar Ridge subdivision around 3:45 a.m. this morning in reference to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress. The caller gave a clothing description and when officers arrived, a black male fitting the description was seen walking away from a vehicle. The subject was taken ...

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Pensacola Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide For June 8th Fatal Crash in Pace, FL

July 15, 2017 Pace, FL – A Pensacola man has now been charged with Vehicular Homicide among other charges for the June 8th accident at U.S. Hwy 90 and Floridatown Rd in Pace, FL that took the life of a Pace man/ On June 8, 2017 at approximately 6:02 a.m. Seth William Rubert of Pensacola, FL was operating a 2013 ...

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Take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting and enter a chance to win NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor Experience

National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting. By pledging to introduce someone to the outdoors between now and NHF Day ...

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

July 14, 2017 Gulf Breeze, FL – A Louisiana man wanted for attempted murder is now behind bars in Santa Rosa County. At approximately 5:50 am this Friday morning a Deputy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was on routine patrol on Hwy 98 in Gulf Breeze. The Deputy observed a vehicle traveling at 65 mph in a 45 ...

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Attempted Robbery Navarre

Navarre, FL – On 7-13-17 at approximately 8:00 pm, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a robbery at the Family Dollar Store, located at 6899 Navarre Parkway. The caller stated a black male wearing a black cap with a grey hoodie entered the store and approached the register. The suspect then demanded the ...

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Undercover Craigslist Ad Nabs Santa Rosa Beach Man for Soliciting Child for Sex

July 14, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A Craigslist ad for some summer fun lands a 31-year-old in jail for soliciting sex with a minor. On July 10th Brendon Kelly answered an ad posted to Craigslist by a Walton County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigator titled “l00king f0r s0me fun during the summer!!! – w4m (32433).” Over the next three days ...

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