for immediate release
July 3, 2002


The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the "Public Safety Information Act of 1997." Chad Christopher Richard has registered a home address of 29 Miller Street, Fort Walton Beach. This address is in the Ocean City Area. Richard is a white male, 29 years old (6-3-1973), five feet seven inches tall, 152 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a conviction in Brevard County of Sexual Battery. Richard was sentenced on June 27, 1997, to five years in prison. The victim was a female adult.

More information about registered sexual predators and sexual offenders, including photographs, can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site at A link to that site is available through the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site at The state's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-357-7332. The FDLE currently lists 198 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom eight have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420