For Immediate Release
November 10, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Community Relations Coordinator
Three Arrests Made in Two Linked Armed Robberies
investigation conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division and the Fort Walton Beach Police Department lead to the
arrests of three individuals responsible for the home invasion robbery at 1502
W. Ponderosa Road, Fort Walton Beach and Hibbett's Sports Store, located at
411 Mary Esther Cutoff, Fort Walton Beach. A
search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Special Response Team (SRT)
around 6:30 p.m. this evening (Thursday) at
Benjamin Elijah Cole, age 20 (09/05/1985) of 406 Marshall Court, Apt
#3, was arrested for armed robbery for his involvement at Hibbett's Sports
Store and charged for principle to robbery for the home invasion.
William "Polo" Carter Pinnix,
age 25 (11/04/1980) of 713 Harbor Boulevard, Unit #135, in Destin, was arrested
for principle to armed robbery for his involvement at Hibbett's Sports Store
and charged with robbery-home invasion, grand theft, and aggravated assault with
firearm for the home invasion. The
third suspect, Brandon Loshon Hernandez, age 23 (07/19/1982) of 321 Hollywood
Boulevard NW, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by the Fort Walton Beach Police in
a un-related case for principle to armed robbery.
Through the investigative efforts of the Fort Walton Beach Police
Department, information revealed that Hernandez was a co-defendant in the armed
robberies at Hibbett's and 1502
A fourth suspect, Dexter
Lewis, age 33 (11/21/1971) of
is currently ongoing and additional suspects may be charged.
Anyone with information about Dexter Lewis's whereabouts may contact
the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime
Stoppers at 863-TIPS.