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Deputies Track Down Armed Robbery Suspect

ARREST REPORT Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked down a suspect Sunday in the armed robbery of a man on Hardie Lane near Fort Walton Beach. The 64-year old victim says a man approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy drugs and he refused. He says...

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OCSO Fugitive Warrants Unit Nabs Suspect Wanted in Connecticut

ARREST REPORT A suspect on the run from authorities in Connecticut has been taken into custody in Fort Walton Beach by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and the Fugitive Warrants Unit. Investigators got information that 24-year old Daquan Dangerfield was...

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Autopsy Reveals Baker Man was Stabbed

An autopsy today revealed a Baker man found dead at a mobile home on 1775 Dad’s Road near Baker died from a stab wound. The victim, 54-year old Christopher Broxson of that same address, was found just before 6 p.m. Sunday. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office...

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OCSO Investigating Murder of Baker Resident

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies are working to determine who is responsible for the murder of a Baker resident Sunday. The victim, found at a mobile home at 1775 Dad's Road, has been identified as 54-year old Christopher Broxson of that address....

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Niceville Man’s Escape Attempt Ends with Eight Charges

ARREST REPORT A Niceville man’s decision to try to outrun an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy ended with him facing eight charges ranging from hit and run to DUI to aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. The chase started around 2 a.m. when a deputy...

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OCSO Investigating Apparent Drowning

A 49 year old tourist from Tennessee has drowned in the Gulf of Mexico at Henderson Beach Park in Destin. First responders were called to the scene around 12:18. p.m. The man was not breathing when they arrived and although CPR was undertaken, he did not survive....

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Suspects in Rash of Rental Property Burglaries Nabbed by OCSO

ARREST REPORTS Two suspects in a rash of vacation property burglaries are now in custody after crashing a stolen car while being pursued by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday. Charges are pending in multiple burglary and fraud related cases. The...

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OCSO Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

DEMONS ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect who pulled a gun on a Good Samaritan giving him a ride to a restaurant last month. The victim told OCSO deputies he was approached by a man at the Shalimar Tom Thumb May 24th. He says the...

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Masked Men Bungle Blow Torch ATM Burglary Attempt

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to track down two men who tried to use a blow torch to get into an ATM machine on the second floor of the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. A worker who came to service the machine the next morning found burn marks on the...

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FWB Man Charged with Aggravated Battery & False Imprisonment

CHAMBERLAIN ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Walton Beach man in connection with the false imprisonment and battery of his girlfriend. 28-year old Blaise Khamisi Albertie Chamberlain was arrested yesterday at Fort Walton Beach...

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Shalimar Robbery Suspect Identified, Sought by OCSO

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in connection to the robbery of a motorist in Shalimar last Friday. 23-year old Marqus Ladon Demons is being sought after he robbed a man at gunpoint after the man gave him a ride. The victim told Okaloosa...

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Second Drowning in Less than a Week

Update: The man who drowned Friday in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified as 63-year old Rogelio Moreno Gaitan of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Family member say he had been swimming by himself. Less than a week after a 65 year old Jackson Mississippi man drowned in the...

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OCSO Investigating Armed Robbery

A motorist from Walton County giving a man a ride in Shalimar says the passenger then tried to rob him at gunpoint. The victim told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies he was approached at the Tom Thumb by a man who asked for a ride, saying he was hungry and homeless....

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OCSO Arrests Seven in Shooting Death of FWB Teen

ARREST REPORT Seven people were arrested today by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a drug deal gone bad which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander May 20th. The seven individuals charged with third degree murder range in age from 17 to...

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Teens Charged with Armed Robbery & Kidnapping

ARREST REPORTS The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged two 16 year olds with armed robbery and kidnapping in connection with a scheme to obtain marijuana cartridges May 20th. Celeste Templin of Shalimar and Niriah Rudolph of Fort Walton Beach were arrested...

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OCSO Investigating Teen’s Murder

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of shots fired in the Fort Walton Beach last night found a 19-year old male on the ground beside a fence with a gunshot wound to the chest. Cordell Smart of Dona Avenue was later pronounced dead at Fort...

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Drowning Victim Identified

A man who died after being found unconscious in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday has been identified as 65 year old Richard Montague of Jackson, Mississippi. Deputies say Montague was swimming with a friend out towards the second sand bar behind 770 Gulf Shores Drive...

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