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May 30, 2023

Fort Walton teen charged with threatening school shooting

A Fort Walton Beach teenager faces a second degree felony in connection with alleged threats of a mass shooting at a local school.

Apr 11, 2023

Rebekah Jones’ son arrested after alleged school threats

The teenage son of Rebekah Jones, a data analyst and former Democratic Party candidate for U.S. House, has been charged with intimidation, a second-degree felony. Jackson Jones, 13, was arrested for allegedly threatening to conduct a mass shooting at Holley Navarre Middle School, where he was previously a student. The threats first came to the attention of Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office March 20, when an East Bay K8 student told school officials about a school shooting threat she saw on social media.

Mar 3, 2023

Special operations commander arrested after alleged drunk driving incident

A commander with Hurlburt Field’s 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been demoted after being arrested Feb. 18 in Shalimar. Collin Charlie Christopherson, 37, of Niceville, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), hit and run and a moving traffic violation for reckless driving resulting in damage to property or a person. The Shalimar Police Department responded to the incident involving Christopherson and made the arrest.

Dec 2, 2022

Crestview man allegedly shot and killed dog as it ran across street

A Crestview man was arrested following an investigation into an incident involving a dog being shot and killed. The incident, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, took place on Oct. 31 in the 1100 block of Farmer St. Willie Ray Gibson, 76, allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog after it had escaped the neighbor’s home sometime between 8 a.m. and 1:24 p.m. According to the warrant report, the dog was shot as it was running across Farmer St., away from Gibson’s residence. The dog died as a result.

Nov 21, 2022

Crestview gambling house operation lands man in jail

A Winter Garden (Fla.) man was arrested in earlier this month following a yearlong investigation into an illegal gambling house being operated in Crestview. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Lin Zhuo, 56, kept and permitted a gaming room and slot machines at The Lucky Pearl Internet Café, located at 779 North Ferdon Blvd. for the purpose of gambling. The warrant report for Zhou states the offenses occurred from Jan. 18, 2021, to Nov. 12, 2021.

Oct 14, 2022

Crestview student charged with two felonies after weapon found

A Crestview High School student is charged with two felonies after an investigation allegedly revealed he had armed himself with a razor blade in preparation for a planned off campus fight after school on Fri., Oct. 14.

According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, information was obtained that Tyler Mahler, 16, has a weapon in his possession and intended to hurt a 15 year old girl. The arrest report says Mahler was found with silver razor blade in a Ziploc bag in his right jeans pocket on school grounds.

Oct 11, 2022

Crestview man had nine year old drive him home, Sheriff’s Office says

A Crestview man was arrested after he allegedly had a nine year old child drive him to his house on Sun., Oct. 9.

According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when a witness spotted a car entering Oak Hill Road from a neighborhood around 8 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 10. The arrest report said the witness suspected the driver of the vehicle may be intoxicated as the vehicle was “all over the roadway.”

Oct 10, 2022

Crestview man tries to flush drugs down toilet, police say

A Crestview man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to flush cocaine and methamphetamine down a toilet.

Marlin Reynolds, 32, who is on felony probation, faces a long list of new narcotics charges following the execution of a narcotics search warrant by members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency Drug Task Force.

Oct 6, 2022

Crestview man arrested for parking lot shooting at pool facility

A Crestview man was arrested following a shooting at a pool facility.

According to Crestview Police Department, the incident began on Wed., Oct. 5th, at 6:35 p.m., when Crestview Police responded to multiple calls of shots being fired at the Redstone Estates Pool area off East Redstone Avenue.

Sep 9, 2022

Crestview Police give update on Sept. 1 shootings

In the early morning hours of Thurs., Sept. 1, gunshots rang out in several Crestview neighborhoods. The shots were reportedly fired between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

“There was numerous scenes, nobody was injured, but there was property damage,” Crestview Police Department Major Raymond Harp said. “We have an idea of what was going on, but nothing on paper yet. Its still an active investigation.”

There were three scenes in which the incidents took place. Gunshots were investigated at W North Ave. and Lindberg St., E Redstone Ave. near the Crooked Pines townhomes neighborhood, and School Ave. and McClelland St.

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