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Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Four students were “horse playing” with a firearm when the gun went off Friday morning, injuring one student and causing a temporary lockdown at four Milton schools according to a Milton Police Department press release. Police responded to a shooting on Birch Street in Whiting Pines Subdivision on Berryhill Road at approximately 7:47 a.m. Milton […]

Son stabs parents; shot to death in Midway

Son stabs parents; shot to death in Midway

A father shot his adult son, Erich Reitz, 29, to death in Midway Tuesday after Reitz allegedly stabbed his parents multiple times inside their residence on Blair Circle. During a press conference Wednesday morning, Sheriff Bob Johnson said Reitz resided at the home with his parents. The incident occurred at approximately 3:43 p.m. Tuesday. According […]

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 […]

Milton shooting, burglary suspect arrested

Milton shooting, burglary suspect arrested

Drugs may have been involved in an attempted homicide and burglary incident in Milton according a Santa Rosa County arrest report. Suspect Kristopher Telacy Brown, 20, of Pensacola was arrested Dec. 11 for allegedly shooting a man in the head with a sawed-off shotgun. Deputies arrived at 6461 Sunny Acres Court in Mil­ton about 9 […]

Update: Deputies looking for suspect in Milton homicide

Update: Deputies looking for suspect in Milton homicide

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies are seeking any information regarding a suspect in the Milton homicide of Tyler Lee Howell Sunday evening near Highway 87. According to sheriff’s office press releases, deputies have identified a black male through video that is a suspect in the case. There are three individuals suspected in the shooting, and it […]

Jay man shot in officer involved shooting

Jay man shot in officer involved shooting

A suspect in Jay was sent to the hospital Saturday after an officer involved shooting with Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies at his home. Just after 6 a.m., deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on the 7700 block of Highway 4 in Jay according to a sheriff’s office press […]

Three men arrested in Milton shooting

Three men arrested in Milton shooting

Three men were arrested last week in connection with an attempted homicide and robbery in a trailer in Milton. Joshua Jaquan Shields, 21, of Milton, Deontrace Levell Bonner, 22, of Pensacola and Kristopher Talacy Brown, 19, of Pensacola have been charged with attempted homicide and other felony charges. At roughly 9 p.m. July 19, deputies […]

Sheriff’s office investigating Milton shooting

Sheriff’s office investigating Milton shooting

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in Milton last night. At roughly 9 p.m., deputies arrived at 6461 Sunny Acres Court in Milton after being advised that an adult male at the residence had been shot according to a sheriff’s office press release. After arrival, a responsive and alert victim was transported […]

UPDATE: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting

UPDATE: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting

UPDATE: 3/29/2018 The suspect who was shot and killed by a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputy Tuesday has been identified as 24-year old Isaac Michael Scroggie of Pensacola. In a press release issued by the Sheriff’s office, Scroggie is described as a 6 foot tall white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Tuesday, at approximately 12:50 […]

Body found in car identified

Body found in car identified

At around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a call regarding a possible shooting in the Juana’s parking lot. When deputies arrived, a man was found dead in a car at the location. Major Crimes Division and a crime scene technician processed the scene and began the investigation. While detectives have not discovered any indications of […]

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Cody James Gomez of Villa Court in Navarre was arrested Sept. 7 for his role in a March 23 shooting on Shoreview Court off East Bay Boulevard. According to the arrest affidavit issued by the State Attorney’s Office, March 23 Gomez and his accomplice Jonalbert Vidal went to the victim’s home around noon to buy […]

Pulse massacre anniversary: Healing the hearts and souls of a community

Pulse massacre anniversary: Healing the hearts and souls of a community

One year after the worst mass shooting in the history of a nation, First Baptist Orlando (FBO) is reflecting on how the event changed them as individuals, as a church and as a city. Three worship services held Sunday, June 11, included families of the victims and survivors of the brutal terrorist attack at the […]

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

    A man shot in the face in Navarre is in stable condition, but he could face drug possession charges after responding officers allegedly found marijuana in his home. The victim, William Michael Johnson, had a bullet wound completely through his cheek. The man who allegedly shot him during a drug deal gone bad […]

Triple shooting suspect sought by Milton police

Triple shooting suspect sought by Milton police

The Milton Police Department is still searching for shooting suspect Walter Ford, 18. Ford was allegedly involved in a triple shooting that occurred Feb. 4 in Milton.  He is wanted for one count of homicide and two counts of attempted homicide. Anyone with information regarding this incident or knowledge of Ford’s whereabouts should contact Milton […]

Fitzgerald found not guilty in shooting

Fitzgerald found not guilty in shooting

Navarre resident John Marshall Fitzgerald was found not guilty by reason of self defense Thursday night in the Oct. 30 shooting of college student Nelson Rivers Starkey. This is the second time the case has gone to trial, and the first trial ended in a hung jury. The incident occurred at Fitzgerald’s home in Holley by […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

FLORIDA’S GULF COAST WARILY EYES BREWING STORM Authorities at some locations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida are hauling out sandbags to offer residents amid predictions of heavy rains from a storm system heading to the southeast Gulf of Mexico. INTRUDER SMASHES THROUGH WINDOW, ATTACKS RESIDENTS A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front […]

Trial in HBTS shooting ends in hung jury

Trial in HBTS shooting ends in hung jury

The trial of attempted murder suspect John Marshall Fitzgerald, 60, ended in a mistrial Friday, Aug. 19 after the jury could not reach an agreement. The case will be retried in the coming weeks. Fitzgerald is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the Oct. 30, 2015, shooting of Nelson “River” […]

Woman gets 3 years for fatally shooting stepfather

Woman gets 3 years for fatally shooting stepfather

Taylor Lynn Crongeyer was sentenced Monday. She pleaded no contest in April to manslaughter with a weapon. Authorities say 40-year-old Aubrey Dewayne Cooley was found shot in the head behind the Milton home where he and Crongeyer lived in December 2014. A Santa Rosa County judge agreed to a lower-than-normal sentence because of the circumstances […]

Overcoming the odds

Overcoming the odds

As she sat aboard a plane destined for Las Vegas in late February, Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano did everything she could to evict the doubt living in her mind. She was crazy, at least in her opinion, for wanting to attempt to compete in the Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sure, it […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

ATTORNEY: SHOOTING VICTIM SAYS DEPUTY USED EXCESSIVE FORCE Attorney Jack Scarola told a jury of six women and two men that Palm Beach County deputy Adams Lin violated Dontrell Stephens’ civil rights when he shot him four times in September 2013 in a confrontation that was partially recorded by the dashboard camera in Lin’s patrol […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

2 OF 3 TEENS PLEAD GUILTY IN DRUG-RELATED CROWBAR ATTACK The 19-year-old women pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated battery. A Brevard County circuit judge explained that the teens could each face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors asked that sentencing be delayed until after the case against their co-defendant, an 18-year-old man, was finished. […]