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Holt man arrested on numerous charges

February 19, 2024
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.

Texas man sentenced to life over Okaloosa Greyhound Bus station murder

February 19, 2024
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.

Crestview Police investigate apparent double murder-suicide

August 23, 2023
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.

Sheriff’s Office arrests Crestview man, reports recovery of drugs, firearms and cash

July 11, 2023
A Crestview man recently was arrested after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office officials reportedly found him in possession of about 400 grams of methamphetamine, 160 grams of Fentanyl, a stolen semi-automatic pistol, a second semi-automatic pistol, an AK47 semi-automatic rifle and a large, undisclosed amount of cash.

Crestview man arrested on child pornography, bestiality

May 18, 2023
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Crestview man on 30 counts of possession of child pornography and other charges following a detailed investigation.

16-year-old arrested after allegedly stealing violin, car

February 16, 2023
A 16-year-old was arrested Feb. 7 after he allegedly stole items including a violin and a SUV along Live Oak Church Road.

Jerry Lee Bankhead, of Crestview, faces multiple charges in Okaloosa County for stealing items and fleeing officers in two separate incidents.

Crestview woman slams door at warrants

January 26, 2023
A Crestview woman with warrants in both Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties allegedly slammed the door on law enforcement officers and refused to come out for several hours as they attempted to detain her.

Heather Sutton, 33, of Crestview, was arrested Jan. 23 for outstanding warrants and resisting an officer.

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

December 2, 2022
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.

Crestview gambling house operation lands man in jail

November 21, 2022
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.

On duty code enforcement officer arrested

November 10, 2022
Walton County – An on-duty Walton County Code Compliance Officer is arrested for violating an injunction for protection against stalking.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested code compliance officer, Thomas Brennan after he was found to be actively violating an injunction in place since March of this year.

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