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Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

A Santa Rosa County jury convicted Cody James Gomez Feb. 29 of an attempted murder that occurred in Navarre in 2017. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, Gomez was found guilty of principal to attempted second degree murder with a firearm and principal to attempted armed robbery with a firearm. […]

Inmate guilty of sending bomb threat

Inmate guilty of sending bomb threat

Santa Rosa Correctional Institution inmate Craig T. Pope, 29, faces life in prison after he allegedly threatened to blow up a county courthouse. Pope pleaded guilty Friday in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola to mailing threatening communications and threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. […]

Gulf Breeze man found guilty of sexual battery

Gulf Breeze man found guilty of sexual battery

Christopher Jason Traffanstead, 41, of Gulf Breeze faces up to 75 for sexual battery related charges in connection with incidents that occurred over the course of two years. Traffanstead was found guilty by a jury Monday of two counts of engaging in an act which constitutes sexual battery upon or with a child 12 years […]

Man faces 30 years for shaking infant

Man faces 30 years for shaking infant

Santa Rosa County jurors found a Milton man guilty Wednesday of shaking an infant to the point of permanent damage to the child’s brain and eyes. Wilky Pierre Toussiant, age 36, was found guilty of aggravated child abuse in connection with a July 17, 2015 incident. Toussaint immigrated to the United States from Haiti in […]

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

The State Attorney’s Office announced that Amber Nicole Cooley, 24, and Kyle Joseph Cooley, 27, were sentenced on Aug. 11 and 12 to 10 years in state prison for charges that arose when a 3- year-old child ingested ingredients used by the couple to manufacture methamphetamine in their home.  The 10-year sentence is a minimum […]

Cox sentenced to 25 years

Cox sentenced to 25 years

The State Attorney’s Office of William Eddins for the First Judicial Court announced that Christopher Lee Cox was sentenced to 25 years in state prison with a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence and fined $250,000.  Cox was convicted by a Santa Rosa County jury on March 9 for trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Gulf Breeze man sentenced to 20 years

Gulf Breeze man sentenced to 20 years

According to State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, Shawn Thomas Stuller, 27, of Gulf Breeze was sentenced to 20 years in state prison as a habitual felony offender. His charges stem from crimes that occurred on the morning of Aug. 17, 2014, when a Navarre homeowner awoke to find a stranger who was Stuller in his […]