Crime

Suspect in child porn case previously charged with sexual battery

Suspect in child porn case previously charged with sexual battery

A Gulf Breeze man accused of possessing child pornography was indicted by a federal grand jury March 10. Thomas E. Matassa, 23, of Gulf Breeze was indicted by a federal grand jury March 10 on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Robbery spree ends with teen in prison

Robbery spree ends with teen in prison

A month-long robbery spree that began in Navarre and ran through Santa Rosa and Escambia counties ended in a sentence of 25 years in state prison for Lonnie Locks, 19, after he pleaded guilty March 2 and 3. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Human trafficking happens here too

Human trafficking happens here too

At 4 years old, while other little girls were having pretend tea parties with friends and parents, Melissa Woodward … Read the series of articles on human trafficking in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.  

Legislation could reinstate Florida death penalty

Legislation could reinstate Florida death penalty

State Attorney Bill Eddins voiced confidence that the death penalty will be back in working order in Florida by the end of March. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Rice held on $750,000 bond

Rice held on $750,000 bond

Questions remain as to the extent of Mary Craig Rice’s involvement in the homicide spree across two states committed by William “Billy” Boyette, Jr. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Triple homicide suspect Boyette commits suicide

Triple homicide suspect Boyette commits suicide

Triple homicide suspect William “Billy” Boyette, Jr. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday evening after officers surrounded him in a West Point, Georgia motel room said Escambia County Sheriff  David Morgan. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Florida’s death penalty in muddy waters

Florida’s death penalty in muddy waters

The death penalty is now off the table for the man accused of shooting two Milton residents to death in their home July 2014 not because of the nature of the crime, but because of chaos in the court system. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Paddle boards stolen and pawned

Paddle boards stolen and pawned

Seth Harrigan, owner of Seth’s Beach Services, was arrested Dec. 28, and released Dec. 30 on $5,000 bond. He was charged with fraud and larceny. Police say the arrest stems from a complaint made in June by rival beach service company owner, James Calkins that his storage unit on Gulf Boulevard was burglarized. Read the […]

Teen sexually assaulted by family friend

Teen sexually assaulted by family friend

A vacation to Gulf Breeze went terribly wrong for a 17 year old boy after a 46 year old woman he and his mother were traveling with forced him to have sex with her in a port-o-potty. According to the deputy’s report, in August the victim, his mother, Tina Gale Thomas and her boyfriend were […]

Police seek home invasion suspects

Police seek home invasion suspects

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, at approximately 4:42 a.m., the Milton Police Department responded to a home invasion in the 5400 block of Byrom Street.  When officers arrived, they found two bound victims who were transferred to the hospital for related injuries. The suspects are described as two black males armed with handguns.  Please contact the […]

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