Kidnapping

Juveniles injured in drug deal gone bad

Juveniles injured in drug deal gone bad

Several juveniles, ranging in age from 12 -17, were injured when their plan to steal drugs from drug dealers went wrong, and they ended up being taken to the hospital. According to a press release by the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, the youths planned the drug robbery over the popular social media app, Snapchat. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Text 911 for emergencies

Text 911 for emergencies

Santa Rosa County has introduced Text-to-9-1-1 enabling county residents to text for assistance in an emergency. The system allows residents to text directly back and forth with 911 dispatchers to share vital information in an emergency. County Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Baker said the system will be useful in a variety of scenarios. “The majority […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 18

WOMAN SUSPECTED OF 1998 KIDNAPPING OF BABY JAILED IN FLORIDA Duval County jail records show 51-year-old Gloria Williams was booked Tuesday afternoon. Williams is being held on $500,000 bail, and faces kidnapping and other charges. Her arrest came after DNA tests helped authorities identify the 18-year-old woman who had been living with Williams in Walterboro, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 21

DEPUTIES ARREST PARALYZED MAN WHO WON $23 MILLION VERDICT The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 23-year-old Dontrell Stephens on its Facebook page Thursday. Stephens won his federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s office in February but has not received any money as the verdict remains under appeal. Also, under Florida law, any lawsuit […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 13

MAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING FLORIDA GIRL WAIVES EXTRADITION During a court hearing Wednesday in Memphis, West Wild Hogs agreed to be returned to Florida to face the kidnapping charge. He was arrested at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis on Monday after two hospital workers recognized Hogs and Rebecca Lewis from an Amber Alert. Authorities say the 31-year-old […]

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 […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

POLICE: HUMAN REMAINS IN GATOR’S STOMACH Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said Wednesday that the remains found inside the alligator during a necropsy matched the body found in its mouth Tuesday. Gross says detectives still don’t know if the unidentified man drowned or was killed by the gator. His body was decomposed, indicating he had […]

BREAKING: ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects shot in Milton

BREAKING:  ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects shot in Milton

The so-called modern day ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects were shot during a standoff with police early Friday morning in Milton.  Blake Edward Fitzgerald, 30, was killed and his girlfriend, Brittany Nicole Harper, 30, was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital. The Missouri couple, wanted for kidnapping, burglary and theft are the […]

Fort Walton man sentenced to life

Fort Walton man sentenced to life

In a release issued by State Attorney Bill Eddins, it was announced that Michael Parish Cardelro Henry has been sentenced to life imprisonment on the charges of Kidnapping, Burglary of a Dwelling and Sexual Battery. Henry was convicted by a jury in October on charges stemming from a Jun. 1 incident in Fort Walton Beach. […]

Man gets life for kidnapping, sexual assault

Man gets life for kidnapping, sexual assault

A 43-year-old Gulf Breeze man will spend life in prison on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery relating to an incident on Pensacola Beach. According to court records, Bret Randall May was sentenced July 30 by Judge Linda L. Nobles. May had been convicted June 26 by an Escambia County jury. According to the state attorney’s office, […]

Gulf Breeze man convicted of sexual battery

Gulf Breeze man convicted of sexual battery

A 43-year-old Gulf Breeze man was convicted June 26 on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery relating to an incident on Pensacola Beach. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Bret Randall May was convicted by a jury in Escambia County Circuit Court. May faces a life sentence. Read more in the July 3 issue of Navarre […]