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Man holds women at gunpoint in Cayo Grande

Man holds women at gunpoint in Cayo Grande

A Navarre man threatened women at gunpoint and said he was “only leaving in a body bag” June 5 at Cayo Grande Apartments. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Payne got into an argument with his girlfriend earlier that day after she asked him to move out of her apartment in […]

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Elder abuse, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a felon are just a few charges facing a  man who allegedly beat a 90-year-old man of Navarre while trying to rob him then handcuffed him. Dennis Shibler, 37, faces multiple felony charges from the incident after he drove himself to the Santa Rosa County […]

South county in line for concealed-carry permit office

South county in line for concealed-carry permit office

The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s Office started taking appointments Oct. 13 for concealed weapons carry applications and renewals at the Pace branch. Tax Collector Stan Colie Nichols said the service was initially offered in Pace due to logistic requirements, but plans are in the works to bring it to the agency’s Midway location. “Our […]

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 […]

Navarre man sentenced to 20 years

Navarre man sentenced to 20 years

A Navarre man who plead guilty to charges of breaking into a neighbor’s home and assaulting them at gunpoint has been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in state prison Friday, Sept. 15. According to State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, Francisco Aponte Carrasquillo, 51, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Ross Goodman to a minimum […]

Navarre teen arrested on drugs and weapon charges

Navarre teen arrested on drugs and weapon charges

A Navarre teen, James Taylor, 18, and his accomplice Tristan Turner, 17, were arrested Nov. 30 in Milton on various felony charges including using a weapon in the commission of a felony, intent to sell marijuana and larceny. According to the arrest reports, a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputy was transporting two people to jail […]

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 […]

Out-of-state fugitive nabbed in Navarre

Out-of-state fugitive nabbed in Navarre

On Nov. 5 Christian Scott Griesemer, wanted in Illinois, was captured on Bahama Drive in Navarre and is being held on $1 million bond. As stated on the arrest report, deputies were contacted by the Mt. Carmel Police Department in Illinois, advising they believed Griesemer was staying with his mother at the Bahama Drive address. […]

Brother faces life for Navarre burglary

Brother faces life for Navarre burglary

A 21-year-old Pensacola man is facing life in prison after a Santa Rosa County jury convicted him of multiple burglary and gun charges. Shawn Demontre Cooler, of the 7500 block of Cobb Lane, was convicted of burglary while armed with a firearm; two counts of grand theft of a firearm; grand theft; and criminal mischief […]

2 vehicles, firearm stolen in Navarre

2 vehicles, firearm stolen in Navarre

A car containing a firearm was stolen from Navarre late Sunday night according to a release from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to two separate calls involving stolen vehicles from Navarre addresses. Both vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside. In addition to the firearm, the vehicles contained purses, wallets and cellphones. […]