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Amber Alert Out of Milton Issued for 4 Year Old Alanda Lee McCoy

UPDATE:  Alanda Lee McCoy was found Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. due to a citizen tip. She was located at a home in Santa Rosa County with Kavchak and for all appearances seemed fine. She is being evaluated and questioned. Kavchak is currently being questioned by Milton Police Department. June 21, 2017 Milton, FL – Milton Chief of Police Anthony ...

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Bay County Sex Offender Convicted Again of Federal Child Pornography Offenses

June 21, 2017 PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – Michael Ray Alford, 50, of Youngstown, Florida, was convicted yesterday afternoon in the U.S. District Court in Panama City of receipt and possession of child pornography after a two-day trial. Alford had been previously convicted in the Northern District of Florida of a child pornography offense in 2002. The verdict was announced by ...

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Trailer Full of Merchandise Stolen at YOLO Board

  June 21, 2017 A trailer full of merchandise was stolen from Yolo Board in Miramar Beach early Wednesday morning. Just before 10:00 this morning, Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a theft of a trailer at 11610 US Highway 98 W in Miramar Beach. Deputies responded to the scene, and the victim advised a 2014, 8 X ...

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Walton CI K9 Unit and WCSO Track Wanted Felon

June 20, 2017 Walton County, Fla— A wanted felon is behind bars after fleeing from deputies in DeFuniak Springs Tuesday morning. Just after 9:00 AM, Walton County dispatchers received a call from a witness stating they saw Brian Timothy Grant, 36, who was wanted for two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant, walking down Coy Burgess Loop. Deputies responded to ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report June 9, 2017 through June 15, 2017

  BAY COUNTY Officer T. Basford was on land patrol near the Bailey Bridge in North Bay when he saw three subjects in an aluminum boat who appeared to be intoxicated and smoking marijuana. Officers N. Basford and Wicker arrived and approached the vessel. All three subjects on the vessel appeared to be impaired. A BUI investigation was conducted on the operator and, after ...

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Man Charged with Attacking Two Nurses at FWB Medical Center

June 19, 2017 A Fort Walton Beach man who was receiving treatment at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center ended up in hand cuffs after he battered two staff members who were trying to help him. On Saturday, June 17, 2017, 32 year old Keith William Coleman of 101 Water Street, Fort Walton Beach, became combative with staff while being ...

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A Tourist Who Thought It Would Be Funny to Push Two Little Kids Into a Pool, Is Left to Laugh About It In Jail

June 19, 2017 A Georgia man who thought it would be funny to push two young girls, ages four and eight, into a swimming pool at a Destin resort is now charged with two counts of child abuse. 58 year old Bruce McCarty Johnson of Macon, GA was at the Pelican Beach Resort located at 1002 East Highway 98 in ...

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A Third Suspect Has Now Been Arrested in South Walton Jewelry Store Burglary

June 19, 2017 Walton County, Fla— The United States Marshals Service has captured an additional suspect in a jewelry store burglary in Miramar Beach. On April 29, just before 11 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 12889 U.S. Highway 98 West following a 911 call from the store’s owner. The caller said two suspects broke into the store ...

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Fatal Accident Claims The Life of 3 YO Baker Child

June 18, 2017 According to a Florida Highway Patrol News Release, a 3 year Baker resident was the victim of a fatal accident on private property Sunday morning shortly before 11 AM. 36 year old Christopher Ryles was operating a 2002 GMC Sierra pick-up truck towing a trailer on private property in the vicinity of Galliver Cutoff and Henderson Lane. ...

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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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