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Navarre man arrested for alleged child molestation

Navarre man arrested for alleged child molestation

After he allegedly fled to Alabama, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Navarre man accused of molesting a child younger than 12 years old. Loyd Robert Walker, 63, faces a felony molestation charge for allegedly sticking his hands inside the pants of the child. The allegations were reported in late July. According to […]

Teen arrested in Panhandle Trail shooting

Teen arrested in Panhandle Trail shooting

A Navarre teen is facing multiple felony charges after a Feb. 21 shooting on Panhandle Trail. Santa Rosa Sheriff Deputies arrested Antwan Antonio Nelson, 18, after he allegedly fired multiple rounds in a residential home, striking one person in the foot. According to a press release, deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded […]

Alabama man assaults Okaloosa County Commissioner

Alabama man assaults Okaloosa County Commissioner

Okaloosa County Commissioner Graham Fountain, immediate-past chairman, was injured last Saturday evening in Crestview while trying to assist a young woman who was being beaten by a male assailant. Irby Franklin Jordan, of Dothan, Alabama faces multiple felony charges for the Jan. 12 incident. According to an Okaloosa County press release, at around 3:30 p.m. […]

Navarre man arrested for child sexual assault

Navarre man arrested for child sexual assault

A Navarre man was arrested Aug. 6 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old on three separate occasions according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. John Benjamin Carper, 36, faces three counts of capital felony sexual assault of a minor under 12 years old. According to a sheriff’s office arrest report, the incidents occurred between November […]

County considering new tax for sheriff’s office

County considering new tax for sheriff’s office

While trying to reconcile the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office’s budget request to revenue realities, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed the possibility Thursday of implementing a Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for law enforcement services during the first of their annual budget workshops. Sheriff Bob Johnson told commissioners that he needs nearly every penny […]

Navarre High student arrested for bomb threat

Navarre High student arrested for bomb threat

Two Santa Rosa County students are facing bomb threat charges for two separate threats at Navarre High School and King Middle School. Thursday, school resource officers with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated an allegation involving a student at Navarre High School according to a sheriff’s office press release. This student utilized Instagram to […]

Navarre joy rides land teens in jail

Navarre joy rides land teens in jail

In addition to totaling one stolen vehicle, a Milton teen allegedly stole another vehicle to do “donuts” on the Hidden Creek Golf Course before finally being taken into custody. Michael Perrin, 18, was arrested Dec. 29 in connection to the thefts of three vehicles during the months of September and October 2017. According to Santa […]

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

The Club II in Gulf Breeze had unwelcome visitors Oct. 23, and Facebook has allegedly landed at least one of those visitors behind bars. Brittny Still, 28, of Gulf Breeze is facing third degree felony unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure and first degree misdemeanor larceny petty theft for the theft of keys to the […]

Attempted murder suspect from New York arrested in Holley by the Sea

Attempted murder suspect from New York arrested in Holley by the Sea

In an unexpected turn of events, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for attempted murder in New York. September 12, deputies received a call about a stolen iPhone in Gulf Breeze. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the deputies walked the victim through locating the phone through an app, which […]

Holley man steals thousands from fed

Holley man steals thousands from fed

A Holley man, last known to live on Bob Tolbert Road,  has plead guilty to stealing almost $30,000 from the federal government. Timothy James Nelson, 36, faces jail time for falsifying travel expenses to steal government funds. According to a statement of facts agreed upon by both parties, Nelson falsified claims for his hotel expenses while […]

Daniel Lee held on robbery charges

Daniel Lee held on robbery charges

Daniel Ferry Lee of Cantonment has been transferred to the Santa Rosa County Jail and is being held without bond on charges stemming from a robbery at knife-point of the Underwood Food Store on Highway 87 South Tuesday, Nov. 10. He is currently facing multiple felony charges including fleeing without disregard of safety to persons […]

Work-release center could open soon

Work-release center could open soon

A new work-release center approved by the Santa Rosa County Commission could open within a few weeks to house inmates who are already in the jail for minor offenses, Sheriff Wendell Hall said. Hall told commissioners meeting last Thursday that at least a half dozen inmates now jailed for convictions of nonviolent crimes, such as […]