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Missouri Visitor Victim of Apparent Drowning

A 71-year old visitor from Missouri who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico off Okaloosa Island was later pronounced dead at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Sunday evening, the victim of an apparent drowning.The visitor from Pickering had gone for a swim near Eglin's...

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Texas Reckless Motorist Arrested on Interstate 10

A San Antonio man driving erratically on Interstate 10 near Crestview Thursday was taken into custody after Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies used spike strips to stop his fleeing car.32-year old James Rodriguez told deputies he has never had a drivers...

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DTF Search Warrant Nets Fentanyl, Heroin & More

A search warrant executed today by the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force led to the seizure of trafficking amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana inside a Fort Walton Beach area apartment.The resident, 28-year old Maurice Simmons, was arrested on...

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Suspect Named in 38-Year Old Sexual Battery Case

An arrest has been made in a 38 year old sexual battery cold case - thanks to a DNA hit and the perseverance of Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Investigator Kelly Henderson.Suspect Richard Lane, who was 21 at the time of the attack in June 1983, is now 58. He was...

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Aggravated Battery Hate Crime Arrest

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit last night tracked down a man wanted in connection with an aggravated battery hate crime that took place in Destin on the 4th of July.33-year old Allan Chandler Muller III, address unknown, was located around...

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Teen Injured in Bluewater Bay Shooting

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Cove Tuesday afternoon around 2:10 p.m. after receiving multiple calls of shots fired. Deputies on scene found spent casings in the middle of the intersection. A few...

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Road Rage Shooting Arrest

A road rage encounter on Highway 98 across Okaloosa Island turned violent Sunday when one of the individuals involved was shot in the roadway.A Mary Esther man is now charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.41-year old Mario Aguirre Lopez was taken...

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OCSO Investigating Shooting on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island this afternoon that sent a Mississippi man to the hospital.A deputy making an unrelated traffic stop heard the gunshot and saw a white truck in the westbound lanes speed...

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OCSO Investigating FWB Fatal Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place on Vincent Lane yesterday evening and asking the public for any information in reference to photos of a suspect in the homicide.The victim has been identified as 48-year old Earnest...

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Heroin Seller Charged in Overdose Death

The Okaloosa County Sherifff's Office arrested a Fort Walton Beach man on an active homicide warrant inconnection with a fentanyl overdose death last June.31-year old Ricky Wilson Jr. is charged with homicide resulting from the distribution of a...

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Roommates Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

On February 26th, 2021 members of the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office Special Investigation Section served a search warrant at 42 Fawn Ln. in Shalimar. The search warrant was in reference to possession of child pornography. An investigation was initiated by...

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Second Suspect in Armed Robbery & Kidnapping of Teen

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach man with armed robbery and kidnapping during the commission of a felony.20-year old Elijah Faulkner of Denton Boulevard was arrested February 12th.OCSO Investigators say the 15-year old victim...

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Shalimar Man Charged with Possession of Child Porn

A Shalimar man arrested December 17th during a sting operation targeting adults who use the internet to arrange sex with minors is now charged with possession of child pornography.During his initial arrest, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators seized 22-year...

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Niceville Woman Charged with Sexual Molestation of Child

A Niceville woman was arrested today on charges she sexually abused a young child over a seven month period in 2018.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office served two warrants on 50-year old Katrina Puri this morning - lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim less...

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Victim Identified in Fatal Shooting

A woman shot during a rash of gunfire last night off Lovejoy Road has been identified as 44-year old Nancey Deatheragee Schreiner of Fort Walton Beach.Schreiner, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest, was found in the roadway near the intersection of Marler...

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OCSO Investigating Fatal Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is involving a fatal shooting that took place in the Lovejoy Road area near Fort Walton Beach around 9:45 last night.Multiple people reported hearing numerous gunshots from inside their homes in the area of Marler Street and...

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Aggravated Domestic Violence Arrest

Two people were cut with a kitchen knife when a verbal argument turned physical during a domestic violence altercation at a home on Auburn Road near Fort Walton Beach yesterday morning.Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies say the altercation started after the two...

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