Santa Rosa County Sheriff

Navarre woman arrested for child sexual assault

Navarre woman arrested for child sexual assault

A Navarre woman is being held on a bond of $1 million for allegedly sexually assaulting a child on video. Brandy Howard, 33, of Raider Lane in Navarre was arrested April 18 after video and images involving children were recovered by law enforcement. An investigation was prompted by information sent by the National Center for […]

Former Santa Rosa County Sheriff Hall endorses Piech for District 4 Commissioner

Former Santa Rosa County Sheriff Hall endorses Piech for District 4 Commissioner

In the race for District 4 County Commissioner, Republican candidate Dave Piech has sealed a new endorsement. Wendell Hall, who served as Santa Rosa County’s Sheriff for 16 years before his retirement in 2016, formally announced his endorsement of Piech. In the announcement, Hall said, “I am supporting Dave Piech for County Commissioner, District Four. […]

Deputy teaches students about police interactions

Deputy teaches students about police interactions

When can a police officer seize your phone? How long can he keep your property?  Under what circumstances can an officer ask you to step out of your car or search you? While these legal issues can be complicated, and the answers may vary from state to state, students of Lighthouse Christian Academy are more […]

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Republican nominee Bob Johnson is now unopposed after write-in candidate Chuck Miller dropped out of the race Sept. 7. In his letter of withdrawal to the Santa Rosa elections office, Miller said he would be unable to fulfill the needs of the office due to travel obligations associated with ministry. Johnson will […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff warns of telephone scams

Santa Rosa County Sheriff warns of telephone scams

A nationwide phone scam that has made its way to Santa Rosa County is just the latest in a string of fraudulent callers looking to make some quick cash. The caller, who identifies himself as Deputy Harris, accuses Santa Rosa residents of skipping jury duty and claims there’s a warrant out for their arrests, according […]

Update: High-speed pursuit suspect previously arrested on narcotics charges

Update: High-speed pursuit suspect previously arrested on narcotics charges

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reported Aug. 11 that one person apprehended Friday night in Atmore, Alabama, following a high-speed pursuit had been arrested earlier the same week in Santa Rosa County and accused of narcotics-related crimes. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, 37-year-old Antoine Lamar Goldsmith from Milton had posted bond […]