Navarre man sentenced to 20 years for child exploitation crimes
Stephen D. Regis, Jr., 31, of Navarre, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for the production, receipt, and possession of child pornography, as well as the transfer of obscene materials to minors. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Skimming investigation leads to two arrests
On April 19, detectives with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office began investigating reports of skimmer devices placed on local bank ATMs. In a series of days, it was reported that two individuals used at least 44 counterfeit cards to withdraw over $11,000 from several locations in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County. During that time period, it was reported to the agency that approximately 700 cards were skimmed at various locations. Through video surveillance and other investigation efforts, detectives were able to identify the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop.
Rebekah Jones’ son arrested after alleged school threats
The teenage son of Rebekah Jones, a data analyst and former Democratic Party candidate for U.S. House, has been charged with intimidation, a second-degree felony. Jackson Jones, 13, was arrested for allegedly threatening to conduct a mass shooting at Holley Navarre Middle School, where he was previously a student. The threats first came to the attention of Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office March 20, when an East Bay K8 student told school officials about a school shooting threat she saw on social media.
Teen arrested in Milton High ‘swatting’ case
At a news conference Monday, March 6, Sheriff Bob Johnson announced an arrest in a swatting case related to a gun threat was called into Milton High School last year. Brad Parga, 17, of Guttenberg, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with felony fraud for a false report of using firearms in a violent manner and disturbing the peace by interfering with school administration functions, which is a misdemeanor.