Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

News Releases

OCSO Welcomes New Undersheriff

Retired FBI agent Steve Harker has come on board as the new Undersheriff at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, replacing former Undersheriff Don Adams. Harker joins the OCSO after 24 years with the FBI, serving as a Special Agent in multiple capacities ranging from...

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Suspect in Tuesday Stabbing Now in Custody

LEWIS ARREST REPORT A suspect is now in custody in connection with a stabbing over what the victim claims was a dispute over an unpaid drug debt. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say the suspect, 36-year old Lequalisha Lewis of 404 Shirley Drive in Fort...

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OCSO Investigating Early Morning Stabbing

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a Fort Walton Beach area apartment complex this morning after receiving a 9-1-1 call that a young man had been stabbed. The victim was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center with two stab wounds, one to the...

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OCSO Investigating Destin Bank Robbery

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that took place around 10:30 AM this morning at the Hancock Bank located at 14075 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Investigators say a black male, approximately 5’6″ tall, with a thin...

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Three Cars Stolen With Keys Left Inside

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office is investigating multiple car thefts this week that all involved keys left inside the vehicles. A white Chevy Suburban was taken September 12th from a home on Solimar Way in Mary Esther. The owner says the keys were either in the...

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