Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Destin Man Served Warrants for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of 14-year Old Release Only

A Destin man picked up in Anchorage Alaska has been extradited back to Okaloosa County on charges of battery and lewd and lascivious molestation of a juvenile. 39 year old Eli Long Malave was brought back to the Okaloosa County Jail December 6th and has been released on $25,000 bond. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office say Malave sexually molested a 14-year old girl at his Destin home on multiple occasions between August 2013 and July 2014. He’s also accused of committing battery by striking her in the chest with his hand. Deputies say Malave, who was aware of the investigation, left the area last September and traveled to Anchorage, where he was arrested September 29th on the OCSO outstanding warrants. View Full Press...

Destin Man Served Warrants for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of 14-year Old Release Only

A Destin man picked up in Anchorage Alaska has been extradited back to Okaloosa County on charges of battery and lewd and lascivious molestation of a juvenile. 39 year old Eli Long Malave was brought back to the Okaloosa County Jail December 6th and has been released on $25,000 bond. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office say Malave sexually molested a 14-year old girl at his Destin home on multiple occasions between August 2013 and July 2014. He’s also accused of committing battery by striking her in the chest with his hand. Deputies say Malave, who was aware of the investigation, left the area last September and traveled to Anchorage, where he was arrested September 29th on the OCSO outstanding...

WARRANTS PENDING FOR TWO BAKER RESIDENTS IN CONNECTION TO RASH OF CHURCH BURGLARIES

Two Baker residents caught in the act while burglarizing a Santa Rosa County business last month will also be charged in connection with a string of church burglaries in Northwest Florida, including Okaloosa County. 26-year old Westley Steiner and 20-year old Anastasia Anderson were arrested during a break-in at Skateland on Stewart Street in Milton around 11:15 p.m. February 27th. Steiner was located inside wearing a mask and a “head lamp” while carrying a backpack with pry tools, gloves, bolt cutters, and hammers. Anderson was found waiting in a white Volkswagon hatchback nearby. When Santa Rosa deputies searched the car, they found a safe with an envelope from the Niceville church of God. That church had been burglarized January 17th. Investigators say Anderson admitted to taking part in church burglaries with Steiner in Niceville, Harold (Santa Rosa County) and in Pensacola. She said stolen belongings could be found at their home at 1181 Blackberry Circle in Baker. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the home March 1st. They located numerous stolen goods ranging from a motorcycle taken from 1104 Blackberry Circle in Baker to musical equipment, a generator and laptops. They found items from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker, Antioch Baptist Church of Crestview,First Baptist Church of Bluewater Bay, First Baptist Church of Milligan, Primitive Baptist Church of Crestview, and the Crossroads Church in Niceville. Steiner and Anderson are currently in the Santa Rosa County jail on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. Their Okaloosa warrants will be served at a later date. View Full Press Release and Arrest...

WARRANTS PENDING FOLLOWING HIGHWAY 98 PURSUIT

A suspicious vehicle led Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase along Highway 98 Monday evening before deputies called off the pursuit due to heavier traffic and the driver’s speeds. The driver has now been identified as 30-year old Laderick Sankey of Montgomery Alabama man and the OCSO has applied for warrants on charges of fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest without violence and traffic violations. The incident began when the OCSO received a complaint of a suspicious car in the parking lot underneath the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island around 5:30 p.m. A deputy who approached the car noticed the black Nissan Pathfinder did not have a tag. Sankey told the deputy he and the 17 year old girl from Montgomery in the passenger seat were just checking out the area. The deputy ran a check and learned Sankey had a suspended license and the teen had been reported as a missing juvenile out of Alabama. When the deputy asked the girl to get out of the car, Sankey sped off onto Highway 98. Deputies began to pursue the car towards Destin and a spike strip was placed near the Marler Bridge however Sankey was able to avoid it. He continued down Highway 98 through Destin into Walton County, disregarding the safety of other cars, leading the OCSO to end the pursuit and issue a regional “Be On the Lookout” or BOLO. Deputies were able to determine that the missing teen was not abducted, but apparently ran away from a group home with Sankey, who case officers in Alabama say is...

Warrants

The Okaloosa County Warrants Division is comprised of two units, the Warrants Unit and the Fugitive Warrants Unit. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section is currently operated by three full time Warrants Clerks overseen by a Supervisor. Clerks receive and process all warrants, criminal process paperwork, along with Civil Commitment Orders that are issued by Okaloosa County Courts. In addition to the Court issued warrants, Clerks also process warrants from other agencies in and out of Florida in which the person is being sought or is believed to be in Okaloosa County. Clerks are responsible for processing all warrants into the local computer data base as well as the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data bases. Clerks are responsible for the validation and tracking of all warrants that are entered into these systems. The Warrants Section coordinates with other agencies on extraditions, bonding information, prisoner transports, court inmate moves, and provides other agencies with information on Okaloosa County Warrants and criminal processes held or received by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The Clerks handle inquires from citizens and attorneys concerning warrant issues in addition to providing investigative assistance to assigned Investigators or other Sheriff’s Office personnel. The Warrants Section is located at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, FL 32579. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or questions for the Warrants Section please call 850.651.7432 or email us. The Fugitive Warrants Unit is currently comprised of two full-time fugitive investigators. The primary responsibility of the fugitive investigators is to locate and arrest persons sought on felony...