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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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Child Neglect Arrest

A Crestview woman is accused of leaving three toddlers at a home overnight and traveling to Shalimar, 21 miles away.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 30-year old Tracy Holstead with three counts of child neglect.Information was received that the...

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Teacher Charged with Having Sexual Relationship with Student

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrested a teacher today on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure.35-year old Hayley Hallmark, a teacher and coach at Ruckel Middle School in Niceville, is accused of having a sexual...

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Three Teens Caught in the Act Burglarizing Cars

Three Fort Walton Beach area teens wearing dark clothes and hoodies covering their heads were caught in the act of burglarizing a car off RacetrackRoad early this morning and led deputies on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody.15-year olds Cornelius Lee...

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2020 Deputy of the Year – Brandon Mundt

Nine-year law enforcement veteran Brandon Mundt is a dedicated family man who prioritizes his family and places a strong focus on high volume, proactive police work. He is a professional team player, morale booster, and someone who consistently presents a can-do...

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Driver Tells Deputies Heroin is Chocolate Laxative

A traffic stop Saturday led to the discovery of 26 grams of heroin and oxycodone. The driver told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies the heroin was a chocolate laxative and he believed the pills to be fake. Neither was the case. Deputies charged 29-year old...

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Quick Acting Deputies Nab Five in Destin Home Burglary

Alert deputies put the brakes on a successful getaway for five Fort Walton Beach residents who had just pulled off a burglary at a home in Destin.Units responded to to a house on Harbor Lane Friday morning around 12:20 in reference to a burglary that had just taken...

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Stolen Car with Flat Tires and Stolen Lottery Tickets

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of a suspicious woman at a Fort Walton Beach area convenience store last night found her in the parking lot, sitting in an SUV with two flat rear tires and flashing hazard lights.An investigation revealed...

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FWB Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband

A Fort Walton Beach woman with an active Domestic Violence injunction is charged with stabbing her husband, the injunction petitioner, following a night out at a local bar Thursday.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 52-year old Shawna Evans of Shirley...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death Near Niceville

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death at a mobile home in the Niceville area.Deputies were initially called to the location at 1534 Pine Street around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in reference a missing person call and indications of a...

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Pace Man Nabbed in Cyber Crimes Operation

Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Unit have charged a Pace man with attempting to produce child pornography, traveling to meet a minor for sex and three other felonies.23-year old John Mason Collins was arrested January 8th after he traveled...

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FWB Man Charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested in connection with shooting a bullet into a car during an argument in Destin Monday.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 35-year old John Bludsworth with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a...

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New OCSO Sheriff Eric Aden Sworn In

There's a new Sheriff at the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, but he's not new to the agency or to the community.Former Administrations Bureau Major Eric Aden was officially sworn in today by Okaloosa Clerk of Court JD Peacock, also a former OCSO deputy.Sheriff Aden...

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OCSO Investigating Sunday Night Gunfire

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to calls Sunday night of someone shooting dozens of rounds in the Marler Street/Shirley Drive area off Lovejoy Road shortly before 7 p.m.Witnesses also reported seeing people dressed in black running in the...

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North Okaloosa Man Charged with Aggravated Battery

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Laurel Hill man following a disturbance at a home on Bill Lundy Road last night.47-year old Temuchin Frank Tillman is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a person 65 years of age or older.Deputies...

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