for immediate release
September 28, 2001

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested Okaloosa County Commissioner Doug Hutcheson on a Felony charge of Wilfully Submitting False Voter Registration Information.

Hutcheson, age 44 (8-2-57), was arrested this afternoon (Friday afternoon), less than one hour after the Okaloosa County Grand Jury returned and Indictment, alleging "...that on February 22, 2001, at and in the County of Okaloosa, State of Florida, Douglas A Hutcheson, did willfully submit false voter registration information, to-wit: indicating that his residence was 8234 Mormon Temple Road when said address was not his place of residence, in violation of Section 104.011(2), Florida Statutes." At the time of his arrest, Hutcheson provided 2 Bayou Drive, Fort Walton Beach, as his home address.

Hutcheson was released on his own recognizance, pending a court date of November 6, in Crestview.


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420