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Taser Shooting Leads to Aggravated Battery Arrest

A Fort Walton Beach woman had to go to a local hospital to have a probe removed from her throat after being shot with a dart firing stun gun by the estranged wife of a male companion. The victim told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies she was awakened Monday...

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Destin Restaurant Patron Arrested for Child Neglect

A woman at a Destin restaurant was arrested Monday afternoon after she passed out on the deck while a one-year old child was in her care. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 27-year old Ariel Hope of Miramar with child neglect, without great bodily harm....

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K9 Nabs Suspect in Car Theft Hiding in Backyard

A Destin man stole a woman's rental car from the parking lot of the Emerald Grande in Destin around 11 p.m. Thursday night while she was moving items from the rental car to another vehicle. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies began to track the victim's cell...

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Road Rage Leads to Aggravated Battery Charge

A Fort Walton Beach man involved in a road rage incident that injured a 59-year old Baker resident last month is now charged with aggravated battery causing physical harm. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year old Devin Robbins today. Robbins and the...

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Home Invasion Robbery & Burglary Suspect Arrested

A Shalimar area homeowner spotted a young man dressed all in black trying to break into her Masters Boulevard home with a crowbar this morning. She startled him and he ran from the scene carrying two large bags. A short time later, another homeowner on Country Club...

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Niceville Man Facing Multiple Charges Following Chase

A Niceville man is facing numerous charges after fleeing from Okaloosa County deputies last night. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on a truck driven by 27-year old Tommy Daniel Lucas around 11:00 p.m. for multiple moving violations in the area of SR 293 and Highway...

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Man Arrested After Pepper Spraying Deputies

A man being detained this morning by three Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies sprayed pepper spray in their faces and swung at one of them before being tased and taken into custody. Deputies were responding to a complaint in reference to 32-year old Sean...

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Baker Man Charged with Sexual Battery & Aggravated Battery

A woman was seriously injured after being beaten with a miniature baseball bat and sexually battered inside an RV last night in Baker. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 58-year old Patrick Lambke of Jordan Road in Baker with domestic violence related...

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Fugitive Captured with Heroin, Fentanyl & Stolen Gun

A Fort Walton Beach man being sought on active warrants is now in the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview after members of the U.S. Marshals Office Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office took him into custody on Okaloosa Island Thursday...

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OCSO Lieutenant Named Rising Law Enforcement Officer

Lt. Demeika McClendon has earned The International Association of Police Chiefs “40 under Forty” award, recognizing forty law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 around the globe who demonstrate leadership, exemplify commitment to their profession, and have...

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Suspect Sought in Stabbing of 16 Year Old Boy

A 16-year old Fort Walton Beach area teen is now in stable condition after being stabbed last night outside a unit on Skipper Avenue, and a search is underway for the suspect. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 114 Skipper Avenue around 6:20 p.m....

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Crestview Man Shoved Woman & Juvenile Down Steps

A Crestview man who shoved a woman and teen down wooden steps is charged with domestic violence related battery (second or subsequent offense) and child abuse. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year old Herman Newton October 7th after an argument at a...

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Traffic Stop on Man on Felony Probation Nets Narcotics

A traffic stop Friday night by an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy led to the discovery of 112 grams of Xanax bars, MDMA, marijuana and more than $12,000 in cash. 20-year old Kevon Prince-Robinson of Mary Esther was pulled over near Denton and Bob Sikes...

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Suspect in Nightclub Shooting Nabbed in Pasco County

A Florosa man is now in custody in the Pasco County Florida jail on Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office active warrants for attempted homicide, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. 25-year old Tyran Claybrone...

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Arrest Made in 19-Year Old Cold Case Homicide

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit has now made another arrest in connection with a cold case homicide.37-year old Mary Liza is being held in a jail in Yuba County California on an active warrant for the 2002 murder of her two-year old daughter...

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Final Two of Four Cold Case Homicide Suspects Now in Custody

The final two of four suspects wanted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in connection with a cold case homicide from 2005 are now in custody. Suspected trigger man 44-year old Victor Stanton of Fairhope Alabama is being held in the Dallas Jail in Dallas Texas on...

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Road Rage Leads to Ramming Vehicles & Gunfire

A road rage incident near Niceville Wednesday led to one vehicle ramming another and shots being fired from a handgun in response. 22-year old Taylor Sylvester of Niceville is charged by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office with aggravated battery with a deadly...

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MADD Officer of the Month – Sgt. Kyle Corbitt, Marine Unit

National, state, and regional representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers joined forces with Sheriff Eric Aden and local MADD representative Amy Jamieson to recognize the outstanding work of OCSO Marine Unit Supervisor Sgt. Kyle Corbitt. Sgt. Corbitt and his team...

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Welfare Check Leads to Convicted Felon with Loaded Gun & Meth

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy responding to a welfare check at the intersection of John King Road and Oak Terrace Drive near Crestview yesterday found an individual at the scene with four active OCSO felony warrants. While taking 40-year old Ricky Lett...

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Driver Intentionally Hits Deputy During Pursuit

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a burglary in progress at a home on First Avenue in Laurel Hill last night became involved in pursuit after a car was spotted leaving the scene at high speed. When a deputy attempted a traffic stop on the car, it...

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