for immediate release
September 28, 2004


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 with a new address of 282 Washington Avenue, #5, Valparaiso. This notification is a change of address.

Richard was released from prison in June, 2002; he has previously registered with addresses in the Ocean City area, in downtown Fort Walton Beach, and in Niceville.

Richard is a white male, 31 years old (6-3-1973), five feet, seven inches tall, 127 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a 1997 conviction in Brevard County of Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon. The victim was an adult female.

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 234 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom 11 have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420