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Traffic Stop Attempt & Pursuit Ends at Portable Toilet

ARREST REPORT An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy who attempted to stop a man for several traffic offenses around 4 a.m. had to give chase after the driver took off instead of pulling over. When the deputy put on his emergency lights on Martin Luther King Jr....

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Plane Lands Short of Runway at Bob Sikes Airport

A family of four is safe after their single engine plane was forced to land in an open field short of a runway at Bob Sikes Airport near Crestview this afternoon due to an engine problem. The incident happened around 4 p.m. and no one was injured. Additional details...

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Teen Wanted in Shooting Located in Atlanta Area

A teen wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a Panama City man has been located in Georgia and is being detained on an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office active warrant for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The OCSO has been searching for 16-year old...

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OCSO Seeks Teen Suspect in Niceville Area Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting that injured a Panama City man Saturday afternoon east of Niceville. 16-year old Richard Grice of 1489 Cat Mar Road has an active OCSO warrant for aggravated battery with a...

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One Injured in Niceville Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured one person this afternoon on Cat Mar Road east of Niceville. The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call around 2:41 p.m. in reference to shots being fired. One person is currently undergoing treatment...

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Shalimar Man Charged in Attempted Hatchet Attack

ARREST REPORT A Shalimar man is charged with trying to attack another man with a hatchet after using the weapon and his feet to bust down a bathroom door. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year old Jason Godwin Christmas Day for aggravated assault with...

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Murder Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

A suspect in a Fort Walton Beach murder located by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies died Tuesday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting. Deputies say the suspect, 27-year old Clyde Jacob Sullivan, pulled a gun after they boxed him in with their vehicles....

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Stolen Car Suspect Faces Multiple Charges

ARREST REPORT A Milton man captured Monday after stealing a car from Santa Rosa Mall, leading deputies on a low speed pursuit, and crashing into a yard faces nine separate charges. 58 year old Lewis Van Hudson, no known address, is charged with leaving the scene of an...

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Stolen Car Suspect Fails in Getaway Attempt

A man suspected of stealing a car this afternoon tried to evade Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies but was in handcuffs within about 15 minutes. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call around 3:13 p.m. in reference to a 2016 black Hyundai...

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Neighbors Dispute Leads to Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the circumstances which led one Crestview area man to shoot his neighbor Monday morning. A call in reference to a "neighbor problem" was received this morning around 9:38 a.m. from 87 year old man Bobby Sullivan, who...

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OCSO Investigating Crestview Area Shooting

One person is being detained and another is being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting in the Crestview area this morning. A 9-1-1 call in reference to the shooting was received around 9:43 a.m. from a residence on Golden Acres Circle. One person has been...

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Pensacola Man Held on Warrant in Okaloosa County Homicide

ARREST REPORT A Pensacola man is being held in the Escambia County Jail on an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office warrant for first degree premeditated murder. 24-year old Jordan Phillips was wanted by the OCSO in connection with a Fort Walton Beach area fatal shooting...

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FWB Woman Charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with Minor

ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach woman is charged with having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy who says it started when he was sixteen years old and lasted nearly two years. 32-year old Stephany Sanchez Starks is charged with a felony count of unlawful sexual...

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Teacher Charged with Inappropriate Relationship with Student

ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Meigs Middle School teacher with two felonies after an investigation which began on December 11, 2019. Joseph Michael Sparks, 48, was arrested for Failure to Report Suspected Child Neglect and Unlawful...

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