NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

THREE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY

***UPDATE - TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED & CHARGED***

Click Here for Muta Ali A. Nafi's Arrest Report
Click Here for Kayla Warden's Arrest Report


Muta Ali A. Nafi

Kayla Warden

          Three people are in custody following an armed robbery Wednesday evening at Cash's Discount Liquors on Harbor Boulevard in Destin.

      A clerk says a man armed with a gun came in and demanded money around 7:30 p.m.  He left with cash.  The owner of the business, Cash Moore, was arriving and started to follow the suspect, who was trying to get to a dark-colored getaway car. At some point, the suspect approached Moore's vehicle and fired into the driver's side window. Moore was struck by broken glass but was not hit by any bullets.

      As deputies converged on the area, the suspect's car entered Twin Lakes Subdivision in Destin. He was spotted leaving a short time later, driving a white pickup truck with two female passengers. The suspect led lawmen on a chase through parts of Destin. While crossing Okaloosa Island westbound he struck spikes placed in the road by the Sheriff's Office. Despite flattened tires, he drove on rims into the City of Fort Walton Beach.  A deputy struck the suspect's truck and forced him to a halt on Beal Parkway just north of Highway 98.  The truck was quickly surrounded and all three people inside surrendered without incident. A weapon and cash were recovered.

     Deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office were assisted in their efforts to apprehend the suspects by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol.

      The suspects face various charges. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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