Crime

Cyberstalker arrested after year passes

Cyberstalker arrested after year passes

A Navarre woman was arrested Wednesday, June 22 on felony cyberstalking charges after more than a year after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Michelle Powell stalked and sent threatening messages via Facebook to the female victim during four months in 2014 according to the police report. In the messages, Powell threatened the victim’s […]

Man chokes wife

Man chokes wife

A Navarre man was arrested on third-degree felony battery charges Wednesday, June 22 after he allegedly attempted to strangle his wife. According to a police report, Antonio Antunez and his wife got into a physical altercation that evening. In her statement, the wife said Antunez grabbed her by her hair and dragged her around the […]

Gun pulled during father-son fight

Gun pulled during father-son fight

A June 14 argument between a father and son ended with both being arrested after the father, Bruce Thumm pulled a gun while the two were arguing at a home in Gulf Breeze. According to the arrest reports, Michael and his father Bruce were arguing and Bruce told him to leave the house because of […]

Second expert to determine Aydelott compentency

Second expert to determine Aydelott compentency

A court hearing with a second expert set for July 19 could decide whether Gulf Breeze native William Brandon Aydelott will finally be found competent to stand trial for murder after a nearly two-and-half-year delay. He was charged with the Christmas Eve murder of his mother, Holley-Navarre Middle school teacher Sharon Lynn Aydelott, back in […]

Teen charged with attempted murder

Teen charged with attempted murder

An Okaloosa County teen, 17-year old Michael Tylor Sharon, is accused of attacking his stepfather with a knife after a fight over an X-box Friday night. Jesus Jimenez suffered eight stab wounds, including four in the back and one in the head.  The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged Sharon with domestic violence-related attempted murder. […]

Woman gets 3 years for fatally shooting stepfather

Woman gets 3 years for fatally shooting stepfather

Taylor Lynn Crongeyer was sentenced Monday. She pleaded no contest in April to manslaughter with a weapon. Authorities say 40-year-old Aubrey Dewayne Cooley was found shot in the head behind the Milton home where he and Crongeyer lived in December 2014. A Santa Rosa County judge agreed to a lower-than-normal sentence because of the circumstances […]

Domestic dispute ends in man’s arrest

Domestic dispute ends in man’s arrest

A Navarre man arrested in a domestic violence altercation Saturday, May 28 faces felony charges of third-degree battery, battery with a deadly weapon, child abuse and misdemeanor animal torment. John Spencer, 47, of Sound Haven Court is accused of striking his live-in fiancé with his cellphone and getting into a physical altercation in which Spencer […]

Like father, like son

Like father, like son

The father and son duo, Marvan Darby Sr. and Jr. have a long-standing history of arrests in Santa Rosa County.  The two most recently were accused of stealing a lawnmower and weed eater out of garage on Segura Street, around the corner from where they live on Andorra Street. Read the full article in the […]

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

John Niven Cotner, age 26 of Mary Esther, gave deputies chase Monday afternoon after shoplifting several items from Walmart on Navarre Parkway.  Deputies responded to the store after the asset protection department saw Cotner walk out of the store without paying for merchandise.  They confronted him but he left the store. Deputies say that Cotner […]

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Holley resident and Hurlburt Field Intelligence Squadron member Douglas J. Plate, 53, pled guilty Monday to receipt, possession and access with intent to view child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida ahead of the May 9 trial date that has been set. […]

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