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Apr 15, 2022

Body found in Shoal River identified

The body of a man found tangled in trees along the Shoal River off Highway 393 near Dorcas has been identified as 27-year-old Colby Wilcher.

Wilcher was reported missing out of Holt by a family member in January. According to the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office, the last known social media post on Wilcher’s Facebook page was Feb. 9.


Feb 4, 2022

Sheriff’s Office: Suspect in double homicide sold car to Crestview-area resident

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators had been searching for 47-year old Chad Ankenbrand since discovering the bodies of his estranged girlfriend, 52-year old Annastacia Merrell, and Merrell’s co-worker, 51-year old Patrick Tymoch, inside Merrell’s Bentwood Lane home Tuesday afternoon.

Feb 1, 2022

Sex offender pulled over in Okaloosa with zip gun, 15 grams of meth

Craig Golden, who is 36 and has no defined address, was pulled over on South Avenue near Fort Walton Beach and told the deputy he didn’t have a valid drivers license, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Jan 27, 2022

FWB trio busted after wild 110-mph-plus car chase into Crestview

Three people were arrested on various charges Wednesday after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of shots being fired near Fort Walton Beach were led on a high speed chase north to Crestview.

Jan 26, 2022

Crestview roommates charged with possession of child porn

Two Crestview men were arrested and charged with possession of child pornography following the execution of a search warrant at their residence.

Jan 20, 2022

Sniffing out the best pup for the job

Four bloodhound puppies born to Santa Rosa County’s tracking dog audition for the job at Okaloosa County. No. 11 tracks down the position.

Jan 14, 2022

Body initially linked to Baker landfill is identified

The body was found Sunday, Jan. 9, about a week after a prominent LGBTQ advocate in Tallahassee was reported missing.

Jan 12, 2022

Car burglars hit 20-25 vehicles in north Okaloosa

Reports started coming in at about 5 a.m. on Sunday, according to information from the OCSO. Most of the vehicles were in the area off Live Oak Church Road and Shoffner Boulevard.
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