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OCSO Investigating Murder of Three Year Old

A three year old boy was killed in an apparent domestic violence related murder followed by an attempted suicide at a Bluewater Bay area home Friday. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 1476 Rawlins Court around 4:30 p.m. after receiving a 9-1-1...

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OCSO On Scene of Murder and Apparent Attempted Suicide

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a murder and apparent attempted suicide. Deputies were called to a home in the Bluewater Bay area around 4:30 this afternoon in reference to a disturbance. One person had been killed and another is...

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OCSO Searching for Witnesses in Bric A Brac Shooting

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking any witnesses to Sunday morning’s shooting at Bric A Brac on Highway 98 in Destin to share information. Two people were shot at the establishment approximately 4:15 a.m. after a fight erupted outside around...

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Shooting That Injured Two Remains Under Investigation

(Christian Pickett charged as Fugitive from Covington, Co. Alabama) Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are working to piece together an early morning shooting that injured two people outside Bric a Brac nightspot in Destin. Deputies were called to...

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OCSO Investigating Shooting at Destin Nightspot

Two people are currently hospitalized and one person is detained in connection with an early morning disturbance that resulted in gunfire this morning at a Destin nightspot. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Bric A Brac at 824 Highway 98 around 4:18...

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OCSO K9 Unit Wins Case of the Quarter

An OCSO K9 narcotics bust earned Deputy Jonathan Duenas and K9 "Axel" the U.S. Police Canine Association’s "Top Detector Case of the 2nd Quarter" for Region One. Deputy Jonathan Duenas and K9 "Axel" were working as part of the OCSO Street Crimes Unit, assisting with a...

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Nevada Woman Accused of Taking FWB Child From Father

A Nevada woman who told a Fort Walton Beach man she was going to keep his child overnight instead took the four year old to Henderson Nevada without the father’s consent and refused to answer his phone calls. 43-year old Jenny Thurston now has an active warrant from...

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OCSO Deputies Use Project Lifesaver to Locate Missing Man

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were able to locate a missing man with Alzheimer’s within approximately four minutes this morning, thanks to the fact he was a "Project Lifesaver" client. Deputies responded to a home on Brian Circle in Mary Esther around 11...

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FWB Woman Charged with Battering Deputy

SMITH ARREST REPORT An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy was battered Saturday night while trying to detain a woman refusing to leave a Fort Walton Beach area convenience store at the clerk’s request. 33-year old Tayanna Smith is charged with battery on an officer,...

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OCSO Charges Drug Dealer in Overdose Death

BALDWIN ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach man is being charged in connection with the overdose death of a 25-year old woman in September 2017. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Drug today charged 38-year old Thomas Baldwin III of Green Acres Avenue with sale of a...

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Three days after a student at the Okaloosa Academy Charter School was arrested for threatening to shoot a School Resource Office, a student at Elliott Point Elementary is now charged with threatening to shoot a teacher and a classmate. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s...

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Search Warrant Nets Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana & Cash

ARREST REPORTS A warrant service conducted Wednesday evening at a Fort Walton Beach area apartment led to the arrest of two people and confiscation of methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana, and cash. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit went to Apartment...

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Student Charged with Threatening School Resource Officer

A student at the Okaloosa Academy Charter School near Fort Walton Beach was arrested today after twice telling the School Resource Officer he would shoot him. The 13-year old was wandering around campus, refusing to listen to school officials or the SRO. He beat on a...

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