Local and State News

Crestview Woman Dead Following Domestic Violence Incident

April 16, 2018 Crestview, FL – One resident is dead following a domestic disturbance that turned deadly. The Crestview Police Department responded to Northview Drive in the Countryview Estates Subdivision last night at approximately 7 p.m. in reference to a domestic violence situation that resulted in the death of a black woman. At this time the police department is giving ...

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Walton County Man Found In Possession of Thousands of Rounds of Ammunition, Three Law Enforcement Badges, Following Violation of Risk Protection Order

April 14, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A Walton County man was arrested following a violation of risk protection order issued by the First Judicial Circuit. On April 10th, James Edward Pearson was served a signed risk protection order by Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The Risk Protection Order Act was enacted following the Valentine’s Day murders at Marjory ...

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Crestview Teenager Is Second Suspect Arrested In Crestview Home Invasion

April 9, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department has arrested a second suspect in a March 17 home invasion and shooting in which two men kicked in the door of a Virginia Street home in the early morning hours Demanding money and drugs. During the home invasion, a 19-year-old woman celebrating her birthday at her mother’s house with a friend ...

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Suspected Drug Activity Launches Narcotics Investigation and Four Arrests

Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Section launched a narcotics investigation after receiving multiple drug-related complaints in reference to activity at a Destin home. On Friday, April 6, 2018, the unit, which consists of members of the OCSO, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and Crestview Police Department, executed a search warrant at 206 Snapper Drive Unit 11 ...

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Youth Academy Escapee Captured at Crestview McDonalds

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL – A thirteen year old who escaped from the Okaloosa Youth Academy Tuesday evening was later captured at a Crestview McDonalds after a Department of Juvenile Justice employee stopped in and spotted him. 13-year old Nickolas Shoffner and 15-year old Richard Abenojar had escaped from the facility on Straight Line Road and headed into nearby woods ...

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Crestview Crash Knocks Out Power, Driver Arrested For Drugs

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL — A Tuesday afternoon traffic crash did more than knock out power in the Brackin Street area. It also sent a Crestview man to jail on narcotics charges. Rayshawn Durrell Shoffner, 24, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after he crashed his 2017 Kia sedan into a utility pole ...

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Welfare Check of Woman Passed Out at Gas Pumps Leads to Felony Narcotics Charge

April 5, 2018 Destin, FL – For the third time in three weeks the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a call of a person passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle while parked at gas pumps. In all three instances, the individuals were under the influence of narcotics. Around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, OCSO deputies were called to ...

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Shalimar Teenager Arrested In Crestview Home Invasion

April 4, 2018 Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department has apprehended a teenage suspect in a March 17 home invasion on Virginia Street in which a woman celebrating her birthday with a friend was shot in the thigh. On March 29, Tristen Wayne Stewart, 15, of Shalimar was arrested on felony charges of Home Invasion Robbery and Aggravated Battery ...

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OCSO Investigating Email Threat Sent to Niceville High School

April 5, 2018 Niceville, FL – School Resource Officers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Niceville High School administrators moved students to the football stadium Wednesday afternoon after someone emailed a threat of toxic chemicals inside the school. The threat, believed now to have originated in another country, came in around 1:30 p.m. As a precaution, the Niceville and North Bay Fire Departments ...

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Crestview Man Arrested After Attacking A Walton County Resident With Garden Shears

April 3, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A viscous attack leads to the arrest of a Crestview man for aggravated battery, resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. Just before 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a physical disturbance on E. ...

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