aggravated assault

Teens assault victim with chicken bone

Teens assault victim with chicken bone

Two teenaged detainees of a juvenile justice facility allegedly assaulted another detainee with a chicken bone and bare fists. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office reports, Oct. 8, Dakota Davis, 15 of Navarre, admitted to attacking the victim at the Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Crestview. Davis was allegedly joined in the attack by […]

Violent crime on the rise

Violent crime on the rise

While the overall crime rate for Santa Rosa County was down 0.3 percent, violent crime skyrocketed 12.7 percent during the same period, according to the most recent data available. Of the 6,015 arrests made in the county, 267 were for violent offenses, according to the 2015 Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s County Profile. Read the […]

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 […]

Florida Senate should let debate begin on Open Carry

Florida Senate should let debate begin on Open Carry

Guest Opinion The organizing principle of my public service is Constitutional liberty. If government constrains itself to the Constitution, free markets, free enterprise and free people can thrive. Otherwise, we get catastrophic consequences such as ObamaCare, lawless executive orders and a government that (often corruptly) picks winners and losers. In a world of uncertainty, the […]

Home invasion suspect shot and killed

Home invasion suspect shot and killed

Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 deputies responded to a home invasion call on Joyce Phillips Lane in the town of Jay. According to Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy, the suspect broke into the home through the front door and the resident shot the suspect. When deputies arrived, the suspect, […]

Armed home invasion, suspect arrested

Armed home invasion, suspect arrested

On Friday, Nov. 27 a call was made on a burglary in progress with shots fired on Sevilla Street. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the call and dispatch advised them that the suspect was being detained by the homeowner. The SRSO report released states that the deputy detained Francisco Aponte Carrasquillo and […]

Tusa leaves hospital before deputies make arrest

Tusa leaves hospital before deputies make arrest

The man who led police on a high-speed chase and crashed his vehicle on East Bay Boulevard, Mark Anthony Tusa, has left the hospital where he was airlifted before deputies could arrest him. On Nov. 2, Tusa was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 near Highway 87 South. […]

Milton man arrested for aggravated assault on deputy

Milton man arrested for aggravated assault on deputy

According to a release issued by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Alan Doyle Patterson, age 55 of Milton, called 911 Oct. 1 stating that he was armed with a handgun and wanted to hurt himself. In response, deputies were dispatched to his Pebble Ridge Drive home. As deputies approached the home, several gunshots were […]