for immediate release
June 15, 2001

N E W S   R E L E A S E

A suspect in a Home Invasion Robbery reported last week has been arrested. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office located and took into custody Benjamin Graham, age 26 (7-15-74), last evening (Thursday evening) at a residence on Bradford Place, in the Wright area. Graham was arrested the same day a warrant was signed naming him on a charge of Home Invasion Robbery.

Still at large is a co-defendant, Michael White. White is 28 years old, and described as a stocky black man with a shaved head. He is approximately five-foot-nine, and weighs 185 to 200 pounds. His current whereabouts are unknown, and anybody with information about Michael White should contact Investigator Robert Grappone of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 609-2000, or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477).

Graham and White are accused of entering a residence on the evening of Saturday, June 9, and robbing an individual at gunpoint. The victim reported the robbers demanded drugs... then took his watch and approximately $60 cash when he said he didn't have any drugs. The victim identified both Graham and White from photo lineups after an informant identified the two as potential suspects. The scene of the robbery is approximately one block from the Bradford Place address where Graham and White had been staying.

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(850) 651-7420

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