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Four Charged Following Pursuit Through Shalimar

ARREST REPORTS Word that several individuals could be planning retaliation against a teen who was shot twice in one week led to an attempted traffic stop overnight that resulted in a high speed chase and four arrests. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received word...

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FWB Teen Involved in Second Gunshot Incident

An 18-year old struck in the head by a bullet during a shooting at a Mary Esther car wash November 23rd was at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center again last night, this time for a gunshot wound to his finger. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the...

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Toddler Found Trying to Cross Eglin Parkway at Night

TOLEDO ARREST REPORT A three year old dressed in only a tank top, diaper, and boots was spotted trying to cross Eglin Parkway near Hughes Street around 11 p.m. November 26th, leading to a quick call to law enforcement and ultimately a child neglect charge against a...

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OCSO Files Charges in Car Wash Shooting

BANKS ARREST REPORT A shooting victim declined to press charges against a suspect in his case today, but the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Fort Walton Beach man on other weapons related offenses. 18- year old Dion’te Wingate was struck in the head by a...

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Mary Esther Man Charged with Running Over Couple with Car

BURKE ARREST REPORT A Mary Esther man faces two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after hitting a married couple with his vehicle during a disturbance last month. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year old Christopher Michael Burke of 38...

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OCSO Charged Two People with Theft of Murder Victim’s Car

ARREST REPORTS The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of a murder victim’s car last Sunday. Deputies located 46-year old Jarod Skiles and 25-year old Mary Mulcahey Monday night walking in the area of Eglin...

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Victim in Suspicious Death Identified

A woman whose body was found with suspicious circumstances inside her Fort Walton Beach area mobile home is identified as 47 year old Michele Lemmo. Lemmo’s roommate at 510 Union Street Lot 7 said she came home around 7 p.m. Sunday and was unable to get into the...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman’s body was found last night at her home on Union Street under suspicious circumstances. Deputies were called to Lot 7 at 510 Union Street around 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman’s roommate had to force...

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Teenage Mother Dead Following Destin Stabbing

ORDONEZ-GARCIA ARREST REPORT A 22-year old man is charged in connection with the stabbing death of his son’s mother last night in Destin. Kevin Ordonez-Garcia was located shortly after the stabbing by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office as he walked along Harbor...

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OCSO Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Destin

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenage girl in Destin tonight. One person is in custody in connection with the stabbing after deputies located a possible suspect outside a business on Highway 98. Deputies were first...

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One Person Killed Following Small Aircraft Crash

One person has died and another is undergoing treatment at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following the crash of a small private aircraft on Forest Road near Niceville this afternoon. The call of a two seat airplane down between Jason Drive and Golf Course Drive...

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Teen Charged with Threatening to Shoot Other Student

A Crestview High School student was arrested this morning following an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged threats against another student. 15-year old Drew Williams is charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a...

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Business Reports Email Scam Attempt

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to get out the word on a new scheme that has surfaced designed to fraudulently use email and gift cards to gain cash. It began today when the employee of a Fort Walton Beach business received an email that appeared to be from...

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Five Teens Charged After Stolen Car Breaks Down on I-10

ARREST REPORTS Five juveniles who fled from law enforcement after the stolen car they were in broke down on Interstate 10 now face charges of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. They range in age from thirteen to sixteen. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s...

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Former Realty Property Manager Charged with Grand Theft

WOOD ARREST REPORT A former real estate property manager has been charged with grand theft and scheming to defraud ERA American Real Estate. 45-year old Tracy Wood, currently of Las Vegas, is accused of not depositing or paying rent to the company while she was a...

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Niceville Teen Charged with Making School Threat

A 17-year old Niceville High School student has been charged with making a school threat. Joshua Garrett was arrested today after a fellow student reported to her School Resource Officer that that Garrett told her Tuesday that he planned “to shoot up the school” on...

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