violence

Mother’s Day marred by neglect and violence

Mother’s Day marred by neglect and violence

This year, Mother’s Day in Santa Rosa County was tragic indeed.  Two mothers lost their lives in equally tragic ways and both allegedly by the hands of their own child.  It is every parent’s worst nightmare. For Karen Passmore, who died while under her 22-year-old daughter’s care, there is no explaining the lack of attention […]

Woman in coma after attack

Woman in coma after attack

A Milton woman was described as being in a coma and unresponsive at a local hospital early Friday morning following an attack by her former boyfriend.  At press time, Navarre Press was unable to update her current condition. The details outlined in the arrest report say the battery complaint came from a friend of the […]

Fort Walton couple arrested for human trafficking

Fort Walton couple arrested for human trafficking

Tyler Clayton Hale and Jennifer Leslie Pope were arrested and charged with Human Trafficking and Deriving Support from the Proceeds of Prostitution. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrest report says Hale was running a prostitution ring in both Okaloosa and Walton Counties that involved numerous adult girls and he advertised them on a website […]

Home invasion suspect shot and killed

Home invasion suspect shot and killed

Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 deputies responded to a home invasion call on Joyce Phillips Lane in the town of Jay. According to Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy, the suspect broke into the home through the front door and the resident shot the suspect. When deputies arrived, the suspect, […]