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WALTON COUNTY ARREST LOG

This arrest log is for the week of January 26th through February the 1st. Walton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a minor out of Santa Rosa Beach on January 26th, for the possession of alcohol while under the age of 21. On January 28th, Walton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Allen Wright from Freeport for failure to register vehicle and driving ...

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HIT AND RUN CRASH IN OKALOOSA COUNTY

On 02/04/2019 at approximately 8:14 AM FHP was dispatched to a Hit & Run crash in the area of Beal Extension and Doyce Dr. in Okaloosa County, FL. The victim (A Bicyclist) of the crash was transported via EMS to Ft. Walton Beach Medical prior to my arrival. The Vehicle involved fled the scene of the crash prior to law ...

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN CRASHED INTO THE BAY

A Chevy Camaro was traveling southbound on U.S 331 (Clyde B. Wells Bridge) approximately half a mile North of Chat Holley Road. For unknown reasons, the Camaro veered off the roadway onto the west shoulder then continued into the water of the Choctawhatchee Bay. The Camaro came to a final rest approximately 15 feet from the water’s edge. The driver, ...

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RUN DEPUTY OVER

The Franklin County sheriff’s office has arrested a woman after she almost ran a deputy over. The incident happened Friday evening at the Carroll street apartments in Eastpoint. Reports said Sherrie Renee Jones was driving erratically until she stopped and deputies confronted her. She refused to get out of her car and officers say she then put the vehicle in ...

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OKALOOSA COUNTY TO HOST LIONFISH TOURNAMENT

Okaloosa County is hosting a lionfish tournament in hopes of reducing the invasive species.  The tournament started this weekend and will go on until May 19th. The invasive lionfish species preys on native fish and damages the local ecosystem. It’s a problem across the Gulf Coast, Caribbean and the southern Atlantic Coast. The tournament costs $75 to enter now and ...

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PENSACOLA WOMAN LIED ABOUT SON’S OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING CASE

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a Pensacola woman for allegedly providing false information to law enforcement and perjury during an officer use of force investigation. “In public integrity investigations such as this, FDLE’s role is to determine the facts so prosecutors can make appropriate charging decisions,” said FDLE Pensacola Special Agent in Charge Jack Massey. ...

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CINCO BAYOU NAMED A ‘TREE CITY’

The Town of Cinco Bayou was named as a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Cinco Bayou achieved Tree City USA ...

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DREDGING AND BEACH PROJECT FACES NEW HURDLES

While Okaloosa County’s $3.5 million East Pass dredging/beach restoration project still might begin in early March, it will involve less beach sand than what was originally projected. Last November, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey determined that about 240,000 cubic yards of sand could be dredged from the East Pass. Plans call for the sand to be placed on ...

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ARGUMENT LED TO MAN WALKING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD FIRING PISTOL

A verbal argument between family members allegedly led to a Callaway man strapping on a bullet proof vest Saturday and walking through his Pridgen Street neighborhood firing a Beretta 9mm handgun. William Keifer Bradley Egan, age 26, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Wearing a Bulletproof Vest in the Commission of a ...

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