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Two Arrested After Shooting at LEOs During Pursuit on I-10

A suspect in a Walton County armed robbery who repeatedly shot at deputies and troopers chasing him across Interstate 10 was captured in Okaloosa County when his getaway car was disabled by spike strips west of Crestview. Multiple law enforcement agency vehicles were...

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Destin Store Employee Charged with Video Voyeurism

A store employee in Destin is charged with video voyeurism, a third degree felony, after a woman found his cell phone recording her using the business's bathroom yesterday afternoon. He told the victim she could use the restroom if she needed to, although it is not...

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Trio Arrested in Retail Theft Scheme

Three Mobile Alabama suspects in the theft of more than $3000 in merchandise from a Destin retail store Tuesday tried to make a getaway, but Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies blocked in their car at a restaurant parking lot and took them into custody. An...

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Citizen Tips Help Nab Drug Trafficking Suspect

Community Resource Deputy Brian Muhlbach says multiple citizen complaints and Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers tips helped lead Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies to a Fort Walton Beach man trafficking narcotics out of his Vermont Avenue residence. 34-year old...

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FWB Man Arrested for Shooting Up Car in Mary Esther

A Fort Walton Beach man is in custody in connection with shots fired in the parking lot of a Mary Esther night spot Monday. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 21-year old Christian Seymore of Burnette Avenue with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...

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Multiple Shots Fired at Mary Esther Night Spot

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office recovered more than two dozen shell casings from the parking lot of a Mary Esther night spot after responding to a shots fired call shortly after midnight. Witnesses say someone pulled into the parking lot of Cash's Sports Page...

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Fentanyl Overdose Leads to Homicide Charge

A Crestview area resident who sold fentanyl to a man who later died from an overdose is now charged with homicide resulting from the unlawful distribution of fentanyl. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrested 58-year old William "Dean" Lively of Cavalier Drive...

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OCSO Offers Online for Reporting Minor Crimes

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is offering the option of online reporting for minor crimes that don't involve a known suspect or a weapon.Citizens can go to our website at sheriff-okaloosa.org to report missing/lost property, criminal mischief/vandalism, petit...

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Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles Back to Back

North District deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office recovered two separate stolen vehicles within less than two hours of each other on Sunday. 32-year old Odon Garza of Quincy was heading east on Highway 90 around 6:45 p.m. May 1st when a Flock license...

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Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at Site of Overdoses

Five people were arrested after the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics search warrant early this morning at a home near Niceville that's been the subject of complaints and is associated with narcotics overdoses, including an overdose-related death....

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Woman Charged After Toddler Found Asleep on Sidewalk at 1 A.M.

The discovery of a three year old child asleep on a concrete sidewalk at one in the morning led to three counts of child neglect without great bodily harm for a Fort Walton Beach area woman. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was called to Gibson Street around one...

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Two Charged with Attempted Murder in Newcastle Drive Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting on Newcastle Drive near Fort Walton Beach April 13th. 21-year old Shea Jones of Fort Walton Beach and 16-year old Natorian Hinson-Brown of Navarre are now charged with attempted...

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Armed Robbery of Crestview Area Convenience Store

Two masked men robbed a Crestview area convenience store at gunpoint overnight and the suspects later were spotted by Santa Rosa County deputies near Milton but bailed from the car and managed to escape. The clerk says the pair walked in about thirty minutes after...

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Body Found on River Identified

The body of a man found in trees along the Shoal River off Highway 393 near Dorcas April 11th has been identified as 27-year old Colby Wilcher. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating Wilcher's death as suspicious after an autopsy revealed he had...

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Autopsy Reveals Suspicious Death

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators says an examination of the partially decomposed body of a man found tangled in a tree on the Shoal River near Dorcas Monday afternoon shows the victim suffered a single gunshot wound. A positive identification has been...

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Driver of Stolen Car Rams Deputy’s SUV

A suspect driving a stolen car who fled from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies Monday in Mary Esther also deliberately rammed a deputy's patrol car in an effort to get away. 20-year old Chad Ebanks of Destin is charged with fleeing and eluding, grand theft of...

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Unidentified Body Found in Shoal River

Fishermen out on the Shoal River east of Crestview off Highway 393 discovered a partially decomposed human body in the water, tangled in a tree south of the bridge Monday afternoon. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call around 3 p.m. and deputies...

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