The Okaloosa County Sherifff’s Office arrested a Fort Walton Beach man on an active homicide warrant in
connection with a fentanyl overdose death last June.
31-year old Ricky Wilson Jr. is charged with homicide resulting from the distribution of a controlled
Investigators say Wilson supplied the heroin that led to the June 10th death of a 29-year old Tanager Road
Wilson was spotted Tuesday afternoon by OCSO Fugitive Warrants deputies while driving north on State
Road 189 near Eldridge Road.
When they attempted a traffic stop Wilson sped off, leaving the roadway to pass other cars on the right
side shoulder before heading into a neighborhood off Roberts Boulevard. Deputies found the vehicle partially
concealed at the rear of a home on Cardinal Street. At the same time, a woman flagged down a deputy to say a
man had just entered her house uninvited.
Deputies surrounded the house and ordered Wilson out repeatedly over about a 15 minute period. When they
ultimately breached the front door, Wilson surrendered and was taken into custody. They found more than
four grams of heroin where Wilson had been hiding and the homeowner also said $500 was missing from her
In addition to the homicide charge, Wilson also faces trafficking in heroin, theft, resisting arrest with lights
and sirens activated, burglary, and driving with a suspended license – habitual offender.