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SAO Press Release on Ganey

PRESS RELEASE William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Waylon Dwight Ganey was convicted Thursday on the charges of Grand Theft Auto, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer at High Speed and Driving … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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SAO Crystal Sentencing Release

William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Jeffery Todd Crystal has been sentenced to 30 years prison after his conviction for Grand Theft over $100,000 and Issuing a Worthless Check. Crystal was convicted after a … Continue reading

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Teen Survives Accidental Shooting

A 16-year old Fort Walton Beach resident survived being shot accidentally in the base of his neck by a friend handling a .38 caliber revolver Saturday night. The victim, 16-year old Anthony William Gooding, was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital … Continue reading

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OCSO Releases Identity of Woman Found in Submerged Car

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside a submerged car at Joe’s Bayou Recreation Area in Destin today. The OCSO Dive Team found the body of 46-year old Cheri Michele Evans of Destin … Continue reading

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One Person Found Deceased Inside Submerged Car

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a car was found submerged in water at Joe’s Bayou Recreation in Destin today. The OCSO Dive Team responded to the scene and discovered the body of one adult inside the vehicle. … Continue reading

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One Person Found Deceased Inside Submerged Car

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a car was found submerged in water at Joe’s Bayou Recreation in Destin today. The OCSO Dive Team responded to the scene and discovered the body of one adult inside the vehicle. … Continue reading

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Autopsy Reveals Potentially Suspicious Circumstances

An autopsy by the District One Medical Examiner’s Office Monday revealed potentially suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an individual whose body was found washed ashore on a beach west of Destin’s East Pass November 30th. Details surrounding the nature … Continue reading

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Body Washes Ashore West of Destin’s East Pass

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a male’s body was discovered washed ashore today on a beach west of Destin’s East Pass. The body was spotted in front of the Eglin beach club area around 7:40 Sunday morning by a boat … Continue reading

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OCSO Investigating Mary Esther Homicide

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a criminal mischief call in Mary Esther early Sunday morning discovered the body of a woman at a nearby house. The initial call at 2:48 a.m. involved a complaint that a man was knocking … Continue reading

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