Local and State News

Limited Quota Dog Deer Hunt Dates Announced for the Geneva State Forest WMA

November 2, 2016 The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Wildlife Section has set dates for the first limited quota dog deer hunt at the Geneva State Forest Wildlife Management Area. This hunt will be two days (December 2-3, 2016) and is limited to 275 permits. Each successful registered permit holder can participate in each day of the two day ...

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A Local FDLE Agent Who Is Entrusted With Investigating Sex Crimes On Children Has Been Arrested For Sexual Battery on Two 8 Year Old Children

November 2, 2016 A Supervising Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Pensacola has been arrested for Sexual Battery on a victim less than 12 years of age and Lewd Lascivious Molestation on a victim less than 12 years of age. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was notified on October 28th by an investigator with the Department of Children ...

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Walton County SO Arrests One of Three Suspects in Armed Robbery Case

November 1, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— One of three suspects wanted in reference to an armed robbery in DeFuniak Springs is behind bars. Shaun Tiyahri Key, 20, was arrested without incident Monday morning following an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on October 27th. Deputies responded to Wilderness Trace and spoke with the victim who stated he was forced ...

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Crestview Police Department Obtains Accreditation (with video)

November 1, 2016 CRESTVIEW — After more than three years of intensive agency-wide effort, the Crestview Police Department became officially accredited Oct. 26 during a meeting of the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The Crestview Police Department and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are the only two accredited departments of the seven law enforcement agencies in the county. Crestview Police ...

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Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Shooting

October 31, 2016 Wright, FL – Two people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Oakdale Village Mobile Home Park off Gibson Road. Their wounds are not considered life-threatening. Around 5:30 a.m. the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received at least three calls of people reporting hearing multiple shots fired in the area. Deputies responded and immediately set up ...

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The Big Top is Coming to Crestview November 10-13

October 31, 2016 Crestview, FL – The Big Top is coming to Crestview, FL on November 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th with two shows Thursday through Saturday and one on Sunday. Loomis Brothers Circus will be at the Old Spanish Trail Park located at the intersection of Industrial Dr and Stillwell Blvd behind the Crerstview Police Department. The following are ...

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A Convicted Felon in Pensacola is Now Behind Bars and Authorities Seized Cash, Drugs and A Firearm

October 30, 2016 The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Pensacola man for possession marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On 10/27/16, members of the ECSO special investigations unit along with the ECSO SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of Tennis Standless Woods, located ...

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Human Remains Found by Work Crew on Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County

October 30, 2016 Work crews performing work on Interstate 10 approximately .3 mile west of exit 26 located what they believed to be human remains on Friday evening.  These remains were in a wooded area adjacent to the fence line. Santa Rosa Deputies were contacted and confirmed the remains were human.  They were skeletonized and there was no indication of ...

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Suspect Identified In DeFuniak Springs Armed Robbery

October 30, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in an armed robbery Thursday night in DeFuniak Springs. Lucas Lorenzo Williams, 31, is being sought by Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators following an incident at 199 Wilderness Trace. The victim told investigators Williams and one other suspect held him at gun point, took his wallet ...

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Baker Woman Behind Bars For Slamming Her 64 Year Old Mother To The Ground and Breaking Her Leg

October 28, 2016 Baker, FL – A Baker woman has been arrested and charged with Felony Domestic Battery and Battery on a victim 65 Years of age or older The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5331 Vernon Taylor Road in Baker, FL Tuesday night in reference to a report of a physical disturbance. While gathering statements and documenting injuries, ...

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