Local and State News

Elderly Man Attacks Wife and Disabled Son with Metal Mallet

February 6, 2018 Niceville, FL – A Niceville area woman and her disabled son are fighting for their lives after being attacked by a family member armed with a metal mallet around 6 a.m. this morning. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 76-year old Judson Wood of 1911 Benton Avenue with two counts of attempted premeditated murder. OCSO Investigators say ...

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Crestview Domestic Violence Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery

February 6, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man who beat his wife with his fists and a wooden table leg, then fired a shotgun at two other family members, has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6253 Barnes Road around 2:45 p.m. Monday after getting reports of a ...

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OCSO Inquiry Underway After Weapon Inadvertently Left In Faculty Bathroom

February 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a review after a School Resource Officer inadvertently left her service weapon inside a faculty bathroom off-limits to students. The weapon was there less than five minutes before the officer realized she had not put it back on her belt after placing it on a shelf approximately ...

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FWC To Offer Hunter Safety Courses In Person and Online Completion This February

February 6, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in two additional counties in February and march. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a ...

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K9 Jester Joins Revamped WCSO K9 Team

February 6, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A new K9 has joined the Walton County Sheriff’s Office family and wasted no time making an impact on drug enforcement. K9 Jester, a Netherland born one-year-old Belgian Malinois recently joined the revamped K9 Unit at WCSO. Walton County Sheriff’s Office made the decision in October to pursue certification through the Florida Department of ...

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SRO Investigation Leads to Recovery of Loaded Handgun on Okaloosa County School Bus

February 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – An investigation by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO) led to the recovery of a loaded handgun hidden on an AMI Kids school bus in Fort Walton Beach this afternoon. A Snapchat video was sent to an SRO in Crestview depicting what appeared to be a student brandishing a firearm ...

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Crestview Man in Custody After Beating Wife And Shooting At Family

February 6, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview area man was taken into custody shortly after four p.m. Monday  in connection with a domestic violence related incident at his home on Barnes Road. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say 72-year old Thomas Davis Sr. of 6253 Barnes Road battered his wife earlier in the day with a wooden leg coffee table ...

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Navarre Man Charged In Okaloosa Island Nightclub Shooting

February 5, 2018 Okaloosa Island, FL – A Santa Rosa County man faces three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of three people at an Okaloosa Island nightspot in May 2016. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year old Nkosi Albertie Chamberlain on Wednesday January 31st at his Navarre home. Investigators say Albertie-Chamberlain ...

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DFSPD Arrest 2 For Nearly A Pound Of Pot

February 5, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Two subjects arrested in DeFuniak Springs for possession of nearly a pound of pot. Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle Friday morning  in the area of U.S. Highway 331 and Coy Burgess Loop. Opon arrival officers made contact with two subjects later identified as Jonathan ...

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Fort Walton Beach Couple Charged With Faking Child’s Illness To Raise Money

February 4, 2018 Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a Fort Walton Beach couple told people a child has terminal brain cancer in a phony, yet successful attempt last fall to get donations to help with the cost of his “medical expenses”. The 13 year old has spent the last eight months believing he is going to die from brain ...

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