for immediate release
June 27, 2001

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The second suspect in a Home Invasion Robbery earlier this month is now in the Okaloosa County Jail. Michael White, age 28 (3-9-73), of Fort Walton Beach, was traced to the residence of a relative in the Tampa area by the Fugitive Warrants Unit of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Service. He was taken into custody last week in Tampa, and returned to Okaloosa County last evening (Tuesday evening) by Investigator Donnie Amunds of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

White is charged with Home Invasion Robbery and with Possessing a Firearm During Commission of a Felony. A co-defendant, Benjamin Graham, age 26, was arrested in Fort Walton Beach on June 14; Deputies believe White narrowly averted capture at that time and fled the area.

White and Graham are accused of entering a residence on Bradford Place in the Wright area, on the evening of Saturday, June 9, and robbing the occupant 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.

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