Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420 

Attempted Home Invasion Robbery

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted home invasion robbery that occurred this morning (Thursday) around 3 am. 

The suspect, George Everett Yates (pictured right), age 21 (11-30-1983) of 105 NW Wayne Avenue , Fort Walton Beach , entered the residence at 111 Classic Court wearing a black mask and brandishing a firearm.  Yates was wounded by a firearm in the attempt by Devin Michael Gamache, age 23 (9-5-1982) of 111 Classic Court after Yates held a firearm to the head of Onnik Yegya Islikaplan, age 21 (1-9-1984) also of 111 Classic Court . 

Yates was transported by Lifeflight and is currently in the intensive care unit at Baptist Hospital . 

The investigation is currently ongoing and charges are pending for George Everett Yates.