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Milton man allegedly sexually assaults child

Milton man allegedly sexually assaults child

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mexican immigrant living in Milton on charges of child sexual assault June 13. Jose Brandon Prado Garnica, 21, of Milton allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl for a year and a half after coming to the U.S. in 2017. A witness whose name was redacted from the Santa Rosa […]

Navarre man arrested for choking, sexual assault

Navarre man arrested for choking, sexual assault

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested Navarre resident Brandon James Barnes, 34, June 3 for allegedly choking and attempting to sexually assault a woman. Barnes allegedly choked the victim while striking her on the face and body, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office arrest report. He pulled the victim’s hair and pushed her against […]

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

A Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office K-9 received emergency medical care Tuesday after being injured apprehending a suspected burglar in Milton. At approximately 12:50 p.m., dispatch received a call in reference to a burglary in progress on South Airport Road in Milton according to a sheriff’s office press release. Sheriff Bob Johnson was first to arrive […]

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristopher Hamilton of Navarre for an alleged stabbing on Blackjack Circle. The victim was standing in a friend’s driveway March 30 when Hamilton pulled up, blocking in the victim’s vehicle, according to the victim’s statement in an arrest report. Hamilton then allegedly shoved the victim against his vehicle and […]

Fight at Navarre party leads to battery arrest

Fight at Navarre party leads to battery arrest

A Navarre man is facing felony battery charges for allegedly choking and beating a man during a party on Calle De Castelar. Cody Bijarro, 22, was arrested March 3. The victim was at a party at Bijarro’s house when a verbal confrontation occurred, according to the arrest report. Read the full article in the March […]

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

A jury indicted Robert Shane Lucas of Navarre Wednesday for the murder of Carrie Lynn Brewer. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Lucas was indicted by the Grand Jury in Santa Rosa County for the first degree premeditated murder of Brewer at 2212 Fulva Drive in Navarre on or about Feb. 3. In addition to the […]

Inmates found guilty in attack on officer

Inmates found guilty in attack on officer

Four inmates were found guilty Oct. 11 of attacking three Santa Rosa Correctional Institute officer on New Year’s Day, meaning potential prison sentences exceeding 100 years for two of the perpetrators. A Santa Rosa County Jury found Dukene Myrtil, Andre Williams, Markus Vincent and Johnslow Sauveur guilty of charges stemming from an attack on correctional […]

Milton man faces prison for dog attack on deputy

Milton man faces prison for dog attack on deputy

A Milton man was found guilty Thursday of battery of law enforcement by having his dogs attack deputies, leading to one of the dogs being killed. A Santa Rosa County jury found David William Trappman, 27, guilty of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer […]

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

After fleeing from police and driving his vehicle into a patrol car a Navarre man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in state prison. Christopher Delaine Bryant, 29, of Navarre was sentenced as a prison releasee reoffender and habitual felony offender by Circuit Judge David Rimmer following an incident that occurred in 2016. On June […]

Navarre man convicted of assault, battery, fleeing

Navarre man convicted of assault, battery, fleeing

Christopher Delaine Bryant, age 29 of Navarre, was found guilty by a Santa Rosa County jury June 23. According to a release issued by State Attorney Bill Eddins, Bryant was found guilty of two counts of Aggravated Battery Upon a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing or Attempted to Elude […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 8

3 Teens Charged In Beating Death Of Another Teen Two 15-year-old boys are facing manslaughter and battery charges, and a 14-year-old boy has been charged with tampering with a witness. Winter Park Police Lt. Pam Marcum says 15-year-old Roger Trindade got into a confrontation with the other boys Oct. 15 and was brain dead by […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 20

GEORGIA TAKING PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FLORIDA KEYS SCREWWORMS A Florida Department of Agriculture news release said Wednesday that new restrictions are being placed on livestock and pets being moved from Florida to Georgia. The release says animals should be carefully examined for signs of screwworm and treated appropriately. Animals coming from the quarantined area in the […]

Pace man charged with battery, child neglect

Pace man charged with battery, child neglect

A Pace resident faces child neglect, kidnapping and domestic violence charges Monday, Sept. 12, after he forced his wife and 2-year-old daughter into his car and beat her on the side of the road in Pace. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reports, Timothy McDaniels, 29, was driving a SUV at a high rate […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fight leads to arson arrest

Fight leads to arson arrest

A fight between two men at the Navarre Park restrooms on Saturday morning Jan. 23 led to one of them being arrested for an arson that had just occurred. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the park in response to the altercation. One of the subjects, Philip Apelquist, told the deputy that […]

Woman accused of battery on elderly woman

Woman accused of battery on elderly woman

A 19-year-old Gulf Breeze woman, Cori Luster, has been arrested for aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older. According to the Gulf Breeze Police report, the incident occurred over a two-day period on Oct. 12 and 13. An officer met the victim at the Gulf Breeze Hospital emergency room. Her neighbor reported that […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for sexual assault

Gulf Breeze man arrested for sexual assault

In a harrowing story of sexual assault, Christopher Calamis was arrested Dec. 2 on those charges and more, including felony battery and false imprisonment for an incident that occurred in Fort Walton Beach. According to the arrest report, Fort Walton Beach Police officers responded to a woman screaming in the area of Third Street and […]

Man arrested for battery on elderly

Man arrested for battery on elderly

On Thursday, Nov. 19 Samuel Posey Brookshire of Milton was arrested for aggravated battery on his elderly cousin. The incident occurred on Nov. 18 at a Coachman Road residence and a Santa Rosa deputy was dispatched to the disturbance. According to SRSO reports, when the deputy arrived he reported finding the victim with multiple bruises […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for battery

Gulf Breeze man arrested for battery

Jon English, 28, of Gulf Breeze, was arrested Oct. 15 for his second battery offense and resisting an officer without violence. On Thursday, a deputy was dispatched to a Redwood Lane residence in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch advised the officer that there was an open line with a female voice yelling for help and […]

Holley-Navarre Middle teacher arrested again on battery charge

Holley-Navarre Middle teacher arrested again on battery charge

For the second time in five months, Lauren Wyatt West, a Holley- Navarre Middle School teacher, was arrested on a first degree misdemeanor charge of battery. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s report from Sept. 5 states that  the vehicle West was traveling in was pulled over after a complaint was made that it was seen […]

Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher arrested on battery charge

Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher arrested on battery charge

Lauren Wyatt West, 31, of the 8400 block of Gulf Boulevard, was arrested April 23 on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of battery after police responded to her Navarre Beach apartment in reference to a disturbance. According to the report, West and the male victim were involved in a verbal argument that became physical. When the […]

Aydelott found incompetent

Aydelott found incompetent

In a competency hearing held earlier today Brandon Aydelott was ordered to be transferred to the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee for a mental evaluation, which is expected to be complete within six months.  During today’s proceedings, the court accepted two mental competency reports from a defense expert and court-appointed expert reports and placed them […]