NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

PAIR ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY

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Talal Tanweed Donaldson

Jabulani Eshelman

      The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men in connection with the January 27th armed robbery of the South Avenue Coin Laundry.

       Investigators from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, were able to develop suspects through identification from video surveillance of the incident as well as statements from witnesses,  and tips to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers.

      28-year old Talal Tanweed Donaldson, address unknown, and 31-year old Jabulani "Quan" Eshelman of 701 Oaklawn Street #6 in Fort Walton Beach are both charged with robbery with a firearm.

     Donaldson was taken into custody February 2nd by the OCSO Fugitive Task force after tips were received from the public. Further investigation revealed the identification and location of the second suspect, Eshelman.

     Based on the severity of the crime and possibilities of other weapons, a search warrant was obtain and executed February 3rd by the members of the OCSO Special Response Team. Successful entry was made into Eshelman's residence, where he was located and arrested.

     Both men are being held at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.

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