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Dec 7, 2022

Spanevelo, suspect in Carli death, indicted on abuse of corpse

The main suspect in the death of Cassie Carli, a Navarre woman and mother, has been indicted in St. Clair County (Ala.). Marcus Spanevelo, 35, was set to appear in court Tues., Dec. 6 for a preliminary hearing but the hearing was canceled.

Dec 7, 2022

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy arrested for insurance fraud

A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputy was fired after he was arrested for fraud on Tues., Dec. 6. The arrest came after an investigation into alleged insurance fraud by Corey Jones, 36. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Insurance Fraud with the Department of Financial Services.

Dec 2, 2022

UWF student arrested for 30 counts of child pornography possession, says FDLE

A former Navarre High School and current University of West Florida student is behind bars after an investigation uncovered 30 files of obscene material, Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. James Paul Tupas Roquelara, 21, of Pensacola, was arrested by FDLE on 30 counts of possession of child sexual abuse material, and one count each of promoting a sexual performance of a child and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. All of which are felony charges.

Nov 22, 2022

Former Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for lying to FBI

A former Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy will be seeing the inside of a federal prison cell for the next year. Scott P. Haines, 50, of Milton, was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison, following his previous guilty plea on the charge of making material false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during an elder exploitation investigation. United States Attorney Jason R. Coody announced the sentence.

Nov 14, 2022

Fmr. JROTC instructor’s ‘relationship’ with student disclosed in arrest report

New details have emerged from the arrest of John William Kapolczynski Jr., a former NJROTC instructor and substitute teacher at Navarre High. Kapolczynski, 46, of Navarre, was initially arrested on Nov. 4 for obscene communication, public order crimes, and a sex offense. On Nov. 11, Kapolczynski’s charges were changed to lewd and lascivious behavior. He is currently out on $25,000 bond, according to Santa Rosa County Jail View.

Nov 8, 2022

Navarre man arrested after investigation into Pine Ranch Drive shooting

A suspect in the Pine Ranch Drive shooting case has been arrested. Joshua Richard Huston, 47, is currently in Santa Rosa County Jail for his role in an incident that put a man in the hospital with a gunshot wound on Mon., Nov. 7. According to the warrant report for Huston’s arrest, deputies responded to a reported shooting at 2075 Pine Ranch Drive in Navarre yesterday at 2 a.m. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the deputies encountered Huston, who owns the undeveloped lot where the shooting occurred.

Oct 25, 2022

Navarre man sentenced to 25 years in prison for lewd and lascivious behavior

A Navarre man will be spending the next 25 years behind bars and the rest of his life on sex offender probation after he was sentenced on Oct. 20. Michael Joseph Bouley, 66, was also designated as a sexual predator by Circuit Court Judge Darlene Dickey.

According to a press release from the Office of the State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding child molestation on Feb. 18, 2022.


Oct 14, 2022

Charges dropped against Spanevelo in Santa Rosa County

Charges against Marcus Spanevelo, the ex-boyfriend of Cassie Carli, have been dropped.

Spanevelo, who is the main person of interest in the disappearance and death of Carli, was set to go on trial next week on charges of tampering with evidence and obstructing a criminal investigation.


Sep 28, 2022

Navarre man exposes himself, harasses neighbor says Sheriff’s Office

A Navarre man is behind bars after repeatedly harassing his neighbor in her yard, one time while completely nude. Thomas Phillip, 60, was arrested after Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated a pattern of behavior all caught on video by the victim, Phillip’s neighbor.

According to the arrest report, the incident began on Sept. 17, when a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the 8100 block of Molina St. in Navarre for a mentally ill person.


Sep 14, 2022

Carli family laments slow autopsy results

Months after Cassie Carli’s body was found in a barn in Alabama, autopsy results have not been released. For the Carli family, the wait to find out exactly what happened to their loved one has been “agonizing.”

Carli went missing on March 27 following a custody exchange with her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Spanevelo, for their four-year-old daughter, Saylor. The exchange took place in the boat ramp parking lot on Navarre Beach near Juana’s. It was the last place she was seen alive.