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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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Inmate Injures Jail Correction Officer

A Baker man awaiting trial on a 2019 murder charge attacked a corrections officer early this morning at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview. The officer had unshackled 25-year old Emanuel Colley after leading him back to his cell. He told Colley to go into his cell...

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Apparent Drowning in Destin

A visitor from Indiana who said he was going to swim to the beach from Crab Island near Destin was later found floating in the water by boaters. The 46-year old man and others rented a pontoon boat at 9 a.m. and anchored at Crab Island about twenty minutes later. They...

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Destin Man Arrested for Shooting Firearm out Window

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies rushed to respond to reports of a Destin man shooting through his bedroom window with a semi-automatic rifle this morning. They went to 702 Whippoorwill Lane around 9:16 a.m. and took 51-year old Orlando Burleigh into custody...

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Domestic Violence Suspect Dies in Apparent Suicide

A domestic violence suspect committed suicide this morning after his wife escaped from the home with a young child and ran to neighbors for help. The victim went to a neighbors home on Lloyd Street near Fort Walton Beach around 3 a.m. saying her husband had battered...

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Shooting Outside Nightspot Investigation Underway

A verbal altercation outside an Okaloosa Island nightspot turned violent early this morning when a man pulled out a handgun and fired shots at two people, hitting a female in the leg. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to The Red Rose on Okaloosa...

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Couple Passed out in Car with Unrestrained Infant

Two people were found unconscious in a car in a Mary Esther parking lot yesterday. A five month unrestrained child was in the back seat and within reach of drug paraphernalia. The male and female, parked off Page Bacon Road, appeared to be suffering overdoses and...

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Double Stabbing Investigation Near Niceville

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double stabbing that took place around 11:30 last night outside a home on Cat Mar Road near Niceville. Investigators say the incident started with a domestic violence related physical disturbance involving a man...

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Apparent Drowning off Henderson Beach State Park

A group of swimmers got caught in a rip current off Henderson Beach State Park in Destin around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and one man was not able to make it back to shore. After being pulled from the water, the 58-year old male from Oakdale Louisiana was transported by EMS...

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Gonzalez Cold Case Break Lead to Arrest

Sixteen years after a Fort Walton Beach man died following a home invasion robbery at his Monahan Drive apartment, two people are in custody for the murder and two others are being sought. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators have charged 44-year old Adrian...

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Search Continues for Missing Swimmer in Gulf – UPDATED

***UPDATE*** The body of a missing teen who disappeared in the rough waters of the Gulf of Mexico near Destin Thursday evening was spotted by a beachgoer this afternoon in Miramar Beach (Walton County). The body of the 14-year old Louisiana resident was recovered...

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Holt Resident Charged with Aggravated Assault on Deputy

A Holt resident is charged with driving a pickup truck towards an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy in the roadway after a traffic stop near Baker yesterday. 18-year old River Harper was arrested for assault on a law enforcement officer, making a false report of...

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Traffic Stop Officer Involved Shooting

An attempted traffic stop near Baker led to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy firing his weapon for self-protection early this morning. The driver of the pickup truck jumped out and fled into the woods off Old River Road around 3:45 a.m. As the deputy gave...

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OCSO Makes Arrest in 2020 Mary Esther Murder

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach area man with second degree murder in connection with a shooting death last November. 39-year old Tavares Gainer is accused of shooting Deshaun Frazier November 20th, 2020 inside a mobile home at 107...

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Holt Man Charged with Negligent Manslaughter

A Holt man is charged with negligent manslaughter following an incident at his home Wednesday night. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence on Wilkerson Bluff Road around 7:30 p.m. 61-year old Ronald Norris says he was alone in his home when he...

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Woman Charged with Kidnapping

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach area woman with kidnapping/false imprisonment of a child. 29-year old Alyssandra Eytzen, no known address, was spotted with the six-year old Thursday in Pinecrest Mobile Home Park Thursday afternoon....

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