Local and State News

Pensacola man attacks pregnant girlfriend

August 14, 2015 A Pensacola woman says her boyfriend attacked her at a Destin restaurant August 14th, strangling her even though she is six months pregnant with his child. The pair began arguing at the business and the victim says she went to the restroom. As she was entering, she says 23-year old Christian Morgain, grabbed her from behind and pushed ...

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Fort Walton Beach man charged with Aggravated Assault (DOMV)

August 15, 2016 A woman planning to leave a man, she termed an abusive boyfriend, said he drove her into woods on the Eglin Range early Monday morning, taunted her, and then fired his gun so close to her head that her ears were ringing. The 24-year old victim says 29-year old Joshua Foster of 120 David Street then told her, ...

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Five Okaloosa Youth Development Center inmates arrested for battery on staff

August 15, 2016 Five inmates at the Okaloosa Youth Development Center near Crestview are charged with attacking an employee who wouldn’t give them his cell phone. Deputies say the 21-year old victim was beaten, choked, bitten, and kneed when he refused to allow the teens to use his phone. They were temporarily able to get the phone away from the ...

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Milton couple sentenced to 10 years for child ingesting Methamphetamine ingredients

August 15, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Amber Nicole Cooley, 24, and Kyle Joseph Cooley, 27, were sentenced on August 11, 2016 and August 12, 2016, respectively, to 10 years in state prison by Circuit Judge Ross Goodman for charges that arose when a 3 year old child ingested ingredients used by the couple to manufacture methamphetamine ...

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Navarre Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Charges Involving A Firearm

August 15, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Francisco Aponte Carrasquillo, 51 years of age, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault by Threat with a Firearm, Burglary of a Dwelling with a Battery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting within a Building, and Criminal Mischief. On November 26, 2015, Carrasquillo, a convicted felon, kicked in the ...

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Opp, AL man arrested in florida after he stole a Florala PD patrol car and crashes.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m. officers with the Florala Police Department responded to 9th street in Florala, AL in reference to a subject brandishing a firearm at a neighbor. Upon arrival, Officers identified the suspect as Anthony Scott Brown. Further investigation revealed that Brown had active felony warrants out of Florida for Violation of Probation, Grand ...

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Niceville Man charged with Manslaughter

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 3:13 A.M. the Niceville Police Department responded to 304 Reeves Street Lot E-8, in reference to a person being shot. Upon officers arrival, they found 19 year old Johnathan Alexander Hoover. Hoover had been fatally shot.   Information obtained on scene led them to identify 22 year old Zachary Joseph Scott MacLean, the ...

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Fort Walton Beach man pleads No Contest to Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of Victim less than 12.

Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that 69-year-old Leon Harrison Willis entered a plea of No Contest on August 9, 2016, to two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age. He was immediately sentenced to a minimum mandatory term of 25 years in the Department of Corrections ...

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Destin man’s body found buried in shallow grave in South Walton County and warrants have been issued for two Walton County men.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to Legion Village Apartments at 734 Legion Drive on August 2nd to conduct a welfare check on 36-year old Osvaldo Torres-Michua. Michua’s boss was concerned because he had not turned up for work. He went by Michua’s apartment and noted what appeared to be spots of blood on a second floor sliding glass door. ...

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Santa Rosa County Shooting

On 8/5/16 at 10:15 pm, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 12000 block of Chumuckla Hwy in Jay in reference to what began as a disturbance. While in route, information was being received through dispatch that the incident was quickly escalating. Upon arrival, an adult male and adult female were found inside the home ...

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