Local and State News

Texas Murder Suspect Apprehended in Crestview

July 14, 2017 A 30 year old Texas man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend in Fort Worth Texas last month was arrested on Friday in Crestview. The Fort Worth Police Department has been trying to locate Qjuan Taikel Holmes since the body of 41-year old Angela Gagne, a mother of five, was found in her ...

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OCSO K9 Captures Reckless Impaired Driver Who Ditched His Car after Chase

July 13, 2017 Efforts to pull over a suspected impaired driver who almost caused several wrecks led to a chase that ended when the suspect ran out of gas and an OCSO K9 apprehended him hiding in the woods. The incident started before midnight Wednesday night near the intersection of Miracle Strip Parkway and Memorial Drive in Fort Walton Beach ...

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Cremains Found on Destin Beach

July 12, 2017 It’s a bizarre mystery but with a happy ending for family members in Georgia who have never been able to figure out what happened to their sister’s cremains. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to Gulfshore Drive in Destin July 7th after a man found a plastic bag with what appeared to be cremated remains ...

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Lighting Strike in Blackwater State Forest Claims the Life of Kentucky man

July 11, 2017 A Kentucky man camping with his family has died after being struck by lightning Monday night. The man was standing outside his tent at the Wilderness Landing Campground off Corduroy Road in Blackwater State Forest just west of Baker. 35-year old Jeremy Harper of Cloverport, KY was camping with eight others in his family, including six children ...

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Okaloosa Grand Jury returns with Indictment for First Degree Premeditated Murder in the shooting death of Robert Nicholas Mayall

Destin, FL – On Saturday, July 1, 2017 a homeless man found the lifeless body of Robert Nicholas Mayall in Destin’s Harbor View Park. Less than 48 hours later, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Destin man in connection with the slaying. William Joffre Reed Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office were able to develop 36-year old William Joffre Reed ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 6/23/2017 – 6/29/2017

July 11, 2017 Okaloosa County Cases Officer Corbin was conducting state fisheries inspections and license checks on Okaloosa Island at Marler Park and saw two individuals actively fishing with rods and reels. The individuals harvested pinfish and a mullet. During the resource inspection, one individual provided a false name and was issued a notice to appear citation for providing a ...

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Niceville HS School Resource Officer Named Top SRO in State

July 10, 2017 The School Resource Officer serving Niceville High School has just been announced as the Florida Association of School Resource Officer’s SRO of the Year! Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Demeika McClendon received the honor on July 10th at the 38th Annual FASRO Training Conference underway in Orlando Florida. “We could not be more proud of Deputy McClendon ...

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Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Busier Than Normal During 4th of July

The 4th of July is always one of the busiest times in Okaloosa County with tens of thousands of visitors pouring in to enjoy the Emerald Coast. It’s also exceptionally busy for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, as the numbers below show. Here’s a sample of some of the calls for service received from June 30th through July 6th:   ...

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Crestview City Council to Discuss Medical Marijuana, Easements for Access Roads and Traffic Impact Fees Among Other Items of Business Tonight at 6 PM

July 10, 2017 Crestview, FL – Tonight at 6:00 p.m. the regular Second Monday meeting of the Crestview City Council will be held at City Hall. The Consent Agenda includes approval of various agreements, contracts, and payment of invoices. There is approval of a contract for approximately $175,000 for asphalt overlay involving ten street locations in the City; approval of a contract for a traffic signal ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

July 9, 2017 Crestview, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County  State Road (S.R.) 145 (Perry Avenue) Resurfacing from U.S. 98 to Eglin Parkway– Intermittent lane closures between Elgin Parkway and Miracle Strip Parkway from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, July 9 through ...

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