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Apr 8, 2024

Active shooter on I-10 arrested, said God told her to do it

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of an active shooter in Holmes County Monday, April 8.  The suspect was reportedly a female who had recently checked out of a local hotel and told the staff she was going on a shooting spree, directed by “God” in relation to the solar eclipse.

Apr 1, 2024

Sheriff’s Office K9 helps find suspect in Crestview

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 was instrumental in the capture of a suspect in Crestview on Saturday.

Mar 27, 2024

Sheriff’s Office reports officer-involved shooting in Baker

A Crestview man charged at Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a knife during a felony warrant service around midnight in Baker, resulting in an officer-involved shooting, S.O. officials said today in a news release.

Mar 26, 2024

Crestview man, two others plead guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine using the U.S. Mail

Edmar Agustin Gonzalez, 33, of Crestview, Omar Josue Morales-Rodriguez, 44, of Freeport, and Marcos Aguilar Gonzalez, 39, of Santa Rosa Beach, each recently entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

Mar 26, 2024

Fleeing Crestview-area suspect didn’t get far

A Crestview-area man who fled from an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy trying to make a traffic stop on Monday morning was soon captured, arrested, and jailed without bond on six charges.

Mar 8, 2024

Baker School teacher charged with child neglect

A Baker School teacher is under arrest after failing to deliver aid or contact law enforcement in reference to a student who had attempted to kill herself. On Thursday, March 7, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office changed Peggy Rambosk, 57, of Pensacola, with child neglect. She was apprehended Thursday and booked at Escambia County Jail.

Feb 19, 2024

Holt man arrested on numerous charges

A Holt man with numerous felony warrants who has fled from law enforcement multiple times in recent weeks was apprehended on Feb. 11 outside a home on Griffith Cemetery Road in Baker after being unable to outrun an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K9.

Feb 19, 2024

Texas man sentenced to life over Okaloosa Greyhound Bus station murder

On Feb. 9, an Okaloosa County Jury found Ledesma Wooden guilty of Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder, First Degree Premeditated Murder, and Aggravated Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm. Mr. Wooden was sentenced to mandatory life in prison.

Sep 28, 2023

FDLE arrests Crestview man for possession, promotion of child sexual abuse material

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested Christopher Roy Poppell, 45, of Crestview, on 30 counts of possession of child sexual abuse material, one count of promotion of sexual performance of a child, and one count of use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

Aug 23, 2023

Crestview Police investigate apparent double murder-suicide

Crestview Police on Aug. 23 were continuing to investigate an apparent double murder-suicide that occurred last week at a home at 692 Brock Avenue, just south of downtown Crestview.
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