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Crestview Area Man Faces Aggravated Stalking Charge

A Crestview area man is in custody following an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigation into reports he threatened the life of his girlfriend and her family. commandeered her social media accounts, and violated the conditions of a domestic violence protection...

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Local Man Expected to Survive Three Stab Wounds

A Fort Walton Beach area man is recovering from three stab wounds after he was attacked at a home off Pinewood Trace Saturday evening. The 31-year old victim was taken to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He is expected to survive. 24-year old...

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Colorado Man Charged with Robbing FWB Convenience Store

A Colorado man was taken into custody Tuesday for the robbery of a Fort Walton Beach area convenience story August 14th. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 38-year old Ryan Cardwell-Belshe of Colorado Springs with robbery without a weapon. Investigators...

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Mary Esther Man Charged with Theft from Luggage

An investigation launched after the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Airport Security Unit became aware of suspicious activity ultimately led to the arrest of a Mary Esther man in connection with items stolen from luggage at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. 19-year...

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Walton County Man Charged with Online Solicitation of a Child

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an operation in August 2021, which led to an investigation where forty-four-year-old, Jerry Lee Hollingsworth Jr. of DeFuniak Springs was identified as a suspect....

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Convicted Felon Charged with Narcotics Distribution

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Walton Beach woman following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence on McFarlan Avenue. 65-year old Kathryn Booker was arrested after Investigators with the Special Investigations Section...

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Two Arrested in Niceville Following Narcotics Search Warrant

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence on Edge Avenue in Niceville. 48-year old James Carnley was arrested after Investigators with the Special Investigations Section found...

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Three Crestview Area Teens Charged with Armed Car Burglary

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of shots fired in the Auburn community near Crestview overnight made contact with three teens in the area, leading to burglary and grand theft charges against the trio. Residents in the Autumn Woods...

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Trio of Retail Theft suspects Nabbed with K9s Help

Three suspects in the theft of $8000 in merchandise from a Destin cosmetics store were unable to get away due to the combined efforts of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Walton County Sheriff's Office, and their K9 teams. OCSO deputies responded to the Ulta store...

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Operation Safe Summer Targets Online Sexual Predators

In it's third operation targeting on-line sexual predators in the last eleven months, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has already arrested six suspects and has warrants pending on multiple others. It's the result of a four day operation dubbed "Operation Safe...

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OCSO Investigating Apparent DOMV Related Murder Suicide

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent domestic-violence related murder/suicide after finding the bodies of a young couple in their home off Lewis Turner Boulevard near Fort Walton Beach Monday afternoon. Deputies responded to a welfare...

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