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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.

Fort Walton teen charged with threatening school shooting

May 30, 2023
A Fort Walton Beach teenager faces a second degree felony in connection with alleged threats of a mass shooting at a local school.

Holt man arrested after allegedly fleeing deputies

March 7, 2023
A Holt resident wanted on charges of aggravated assault, firing missiles into an occupied conveyance, and discharging a firearm in public tried to run from an attempted warrant service March 7 but was ultimately captured, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Hunter Carmichael, 21, was taken into custody March 7 after a tracking operation involving K9 units from the Florida Highway Patrol, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, and Okaloosa Correctional Institution.

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.
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