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Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

A jury indicted Robert Shane Lucas of Navarre Wednesday for the murder of Carrie Lynn Brewer. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Lucas was indicted by the Grand Jury in Santa Rosa County for the first degree premeditated murder of Brewer at 2212 Fulva Drive in Navarre on or about Feb. 3. In addition to the […]

Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

A Santa Rosa County Jury found Jevon Marquise Lamar Husfelt, 22, guilty of two counts of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a weapon. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins office, on November 9, 2017, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Kabel Drive in Milton […]

Attorney faces 15 years for high speed chase

Attorney faces 15 years for high speed chase

After leading police on a high speed chase through Navarre and Gulf Breeze, a south Florida defense attorney was convicted of multiple charges Jan. 9. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Terra Neshonda Carroll was convicted by a Santa Rosa County jury of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in agency vehicle […]

Capital punishment back on solid ground

Capital punishment back on solid ground

As the Florida Legislature inches closer to correcting the state’s death-penalty law, the Florida Supreme Court has voted to allow capital-punishment cases to proceed in a reversal of an earlier ruling. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Rice indicted for first degree murder

Rice indicted for first degree murder

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Mary Barbara Craig Rice for First Degree Murder in the death of Kayla Crocker and Accessory after the Fact for the homicides of Alicia Greer and Jacqueline Moore in Santa Rosa County. Kayla Crocker was found by her mother on February 6, […]

Family sentenced in pharmacy robberies

Family sentenced in pharmacy robberies

Several agencies came together to find the men who held up a Milton CVS at gunpoint, tied up the employees and took prescription drugs from the business in 2014. It was suspected the same men were responsible in four Escambia County robbery cases, two of which were at the same CVS Pharmacy on 9th Avenue, […]

Aydelott faces judge trial date

Aydelott faces judge trial date

The final date has been set for murder suspect and Gulf Breeze native Brandon William Aydelott, 20, to stand trial Tuesday, Oct. 11, for the Christmas Eve murder of his mother Sharron Aydelott. Aydelott will face a trial by judge rather than a jury state attorney Bill Eddins said. “In a case like this where […]

Medina sentenced for DUI Manslaughter

Medina sentenced for DUI Manslaughter

Keanu Medina of Navarre was sentenced to 10.38 years in a Florida Department of Corrections prison facility. According to information provided by State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, the first four years are a minimum-mandatory sentence. Following his release from prison, Medina was ordered to serve four years of probation. His driver’s license was suspended for […]

Woman accused of killing newborn indicted

Woman accused of killing newborn indicted

A Fort Walton Beach woman accused of killing her newborn child by putting her inside a plastic bag and placing her outside in a garbage can in February has been indicted on charges of First Degree Premeditated Murder and/or First Degree Felony Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse. State Attorney Bill Eddins said an Okaloosa County Grand Jury returned the indictments […]

Milton man sentenced to life in prison

Milton man sentenced to life in prison

A Milton man was sentenced July 8 to life in state prison on a charge of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a nine-year-old girl. Circuit Judge John Miller sentenced 56-year-old Claude Russell Ratliff, who had been found guilty of the charge by a Santa Rosa County Jury May 9. Read more in the July 10 […]

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 […]

Former bus driver sentenced on child-sex charges

Former bus driver sentenced on child-sex charges

Convicted sex offender and former Santa Rosa County school bus driver Lee Calvin Pardue was sentenced June 16 to three consecutive life sentences plus 200 years in prison. A Santa Rosa County jury found Pardue guilty on 33 counts of child-sex related offenses May 1. Read more in the June 19 issue of Navarre Press or […]

Santa Rosa jury convicts child sex offender

Santa Rosa jury convicts child sex offender

A jury in Santa Rosa County deliberated for about an hour May 1 before finding 44-year-old Lee Calvin Pardue of Pensacola guilty on 33 counts of child-sex related offenses. According to State Attorney Bill Eddins, Pardue faces a mandatory life sentence on each of two counts of Sexual Battery, a maximum sentence of life for […]

Local woman sentenced for animal cruelty

Local woman sentenced for animal cruelty

A local woman, 41-year-old Toni Phelps, was sentenced April 16 to 12 months behind bars and 10 years probation  for crimes resulting in the death of three dogs and three cats in her Navarre home in 2012. According to State Attorney Bill Eddins, Phelps entered a plea on Feb. 17, 2014, to six counts of Animal Cruelty, six  counts […]

Woman sentenced for having sex with a minor in Navarre

Woman sentenced for having sex with a minor in Navarre

A woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison followed by 15 years of sex offender probation for having sex with a 14-year-old boy in Navarre in 2013. Santa Rosa Circuit Judge John Simon sentenced 36-year-old Susanne Daubert Rheam of Pensacola April 16. According to State Attorney Bill Eddins office, Rheam had entered a plea […]

Gulf Breeze man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run

Gulf Breeze man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run

Circuit Judge John Simon April 16 sentenced 38-year-old Ryan Foy Carter of Gulf Breeze to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. According to State Attorney Bill Eddins office, Carter pleaded no contest to the charge Feb. 10, 2014. […]

Burglar sentenced to 20 years

Burglar sentenced to 20 years

Santa Rosa Circuit Court Judge John L. Miller April 15 sentenced 29-year-old Devon Deshane Washington to 20 years in prison from charges stemming from a June 2013 burglary. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins, a Santa Rosa County jury convicted Washington Feb. 13, 2014, of burglary of an occupied dwelling, two […]