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Murder Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

A suspect in a Fort Walton Beach murder located by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies died Tuesday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting. Deputies say the suspect, 27-year old Clyde Jacob Sullivan, pulled a gun after they boxed him in with their vehicles....

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Stolen Car Suspect Faces Multiple Charges

ARREST REPORT A Milton man captured Monday after stealing a car from Santa Rosa Mall, leading deputies on a low speed pursuit, and crashing into a yard faces nine separate charges. 58 year old Lewis Van Hudson, no known address, is charged with leaving the scene of an...

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Stolen Car Suspect Fails in Getaway Attempt

A man suspected of stealing a car this afternoon tried to evade Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies but was in handcuffs within about 15 minutes. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call around 3:13 p.m. in reference to a 2016 black Hyundai...

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Neighbors Dispute Leads to Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the circumstances which led one Crestview area man to shoot his neighbor Monday morning. A call in reference to a "neighbor problem" was received this morning around 9:38 a.m. from 87 year old man Bobby Sullivan, who...

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OCSO Investigating Crestview Area Shooting

One person is being detained and another is being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting in the Crestview area this morning. A 9-1-1 call in reference to the shooting was received around 9:43 a.m. from a residence on Golden Acres Circle. One person has been...

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Pensacola Man Held on Warrant in Okaloosa County Homicide

ARREST REPORT A Pensacola man is being held in the Escambia County Jail on an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office warrant for first degree premeditated murder. 24-year old Jordan Phillips was wanted by the OCSO in connection with a Fort Walton Beach area fatal shooting...

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FWB Woman Charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with Minor

ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach woman is charged with having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy who says it started when he was sixteen years old and lasted nearly two years. 32-year old Stephany Sanchez Starks is charged with a felony count of unlawful sexual...

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Teacher Charged with Inappropriate Relationship with Student

ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Meigs Middle School teacher with two felonies after an investigation which began on December 11, 2019. Joseph Michael Sparks, 48, was arrested for Failure to Report Suspected Child Neglect and Unlawful...

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Woman Arrested for DUI has Toddler & Infant in Vehicle

ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach woman whose blood alcohol level tested at more than four times the legal limit is charged with DUI and two counts of child neglect after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined she was driving under the influence on...

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Driver Charged with DUI & Three Counts of Child Neglect

ARREST REPORT A call in reference to a reckless driver ultimately led to charges of DUI and child neglect against a Fort Walton Beach woman. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to North Beal Parkway and Carmel Drive around 5 p.m. November 30th...

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Residence and Vehicles Struck by Gunfire, No Injuries

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a residence and vehicles on Fenwick Drive near Fort Walton Beach were hit by bullets Sunday night. Deputies responded to the area following a call of shots fired around 9:30 p.m. Someone had fired multiple...

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OCSO Investigating Report Man Tried to Lure Child

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teenage girl reported that a man was trying to lure her younger sister into a van at a Racetrack Road convenience store today. The teen was at the Circle K near Pryor Middle School to pick up her 12 year...

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Culp Avenue Shooting Victim Identified

A Culp Avenue resident killed last night after someone tried to force their way into his residence has been identified as 35-year old Edgar Jennings III. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to 888 Culp Avenue, #4 after receiving a 911 call of a...

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Teen Charged with Threatening Area Business

ARREST REPORT An employee at a Mary Esther restaurant was charged today with making a threat of violence with a firearm after co-workers reported he made multiple statements Thursday about bringing a gun to work and shooting up the business. One individual says...

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