CRIME & SAFETY
Man arrested after Okaloosa County deputy witnesses stabbing incident
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Shalimar man was arrested after a deputy says he saw the man stab another man in his shoulder, according to a arrest report. Joshua Broxson, 21, is charged with aggravated battery and assault for an incident that took place at a home on 1st Avenue in Shalimar.
Fort Walton Beach man arrested for alleged drive-by shooting at Choctaw Village Apartments
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Walton Beach man was arrested last week for allegedly shooting at three individuals outside an apartment complex in Okaloosa County. 25-year-old Ladarius Dewon Mccall, is charged with:. 3 counts of Aggravated Assault. 2 counts of Shooting into a Dwelling. Discharging a Firearm from a...
Deputies: Florida fugitive attempts to stab officer during arrest in Walton County
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. - A fugitive may be facing Attempted Murder charges for trying to stab an officer during an arrest in Walton County on Tuesday morning. The sheriff's office says while members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force were serving a felony order out of Okaloosa County on Steven Alexander Jamison -- he attempted to stab a task force member multiple times.
Weekly Safety Report: Fentanyl Trafficking and Motorcycle Accident in Walton County, Florida
This week in Walton County, Florida, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a traffic stop in DeFuniak Springs, resulting in the arrest of a man for trafficking in fentanyl. The second incident was a single vehicle motorcycle accident in Okaloosa County, where a man was injured after leaving the roadway and colliding with bushes.
One arrested following string of car burglaries in Inlet Beach
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — One man has been arrested, and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is seeking another following a string of car burglaries in Inlet Beach. William “Trey” Johnson, of Panama City Beach, was arrested on November 15 in connection with the burglaries, the WCSO said.
Motorcyclist critically injured in Okaloosa County traffic accident
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Miramar Beach man is critically injured after a Sunday afternoon traffic accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man, 46, was driving a motorcycle on Santa Rosa Boulevard near Amberjack Road that left the roadway and entered the center median, where it collided with several bushes, according […]
Local Residents Alert: One Arrested, Another Suspect Sought in Inlet Beach Car Burglaries
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is searching for an additional suspect following the arrest of William 'Trey' Johnson from Bay County. Johnson is linked to a series of car burglaries in Inlet Beach that occurred between November 13th and 14th. Four burglaries were reported, with one victim reporting a stolen Glock .43 gun.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Life Sentence, and Swimmer's Body Found in Okaloosa County, Florida
This week in Okaloosa County, Florida, there were three notable incidents. First, one person was taken into custody after a shooting incident in Fort Walton Beach. Second, a convicted felon was sentenced to life in prison for armed burglary and firearm possession. Lastly, the body of a missing swimmer was recovered in the Gulf of Mexico in Destin. No further details have been released regarding these incidents.
58-year-old Panama City man shot and killed by Sheriff Deputies in Fort Walton Beach
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said deputies shot and killed 58-year-old Jose Medina of Panama City, Fla. after a domestic violence call turned into a shootout with law enforcement.
Florida deputy sideswiped by car during traffic stop
A Walton County Sheriff's Office deputy was sideswiped by a car while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 98 on Nov. 2. The deputy followed in pursuit of the driver, ultimately leading to him being detained. (Video: Walton County Sheriff's Office)
11-year-old girl, Navarre woman seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash in Walton County
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. -- A 11-year-old girl and 39-year-old woman from Navarre sustained serious injuries following a four-vehicle crash in Walton County on Saturday night. The crash took place on Highway 98 and Mussett Bayou Road. A 50-year-old Fort Walton Beach man, 45-year-old Navarre man and a 17-year-old Navarre girl...
Walton County deputy struck by passing car on HWY 98
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — As people gear up for long holiday travel trips law enforcement is warning the public about how to stay safe on the roads. As well as keeping you and your family safe, drivers need to be aware of any patrol cars on the road and the Move Over […]
Multiple people hospitalized after crash in South Walton
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - South Walton Fire District staff said four people were hospitalized after a multi-car crash in south Walton County Saturday evening. Authorities said around 6:20 p.m., firefighters arrived on the scene of the crash at U.S. Highway 98 and Mussett Bayou Road. They said four vehicles were involved in the incident, including motorcycles, and multiple people were requiring immediate medical attention.
Liberty Volunteer Fire District gets stop work order, Walton County Fire Rescue temporarily taking over
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Staff with Walton County Fire Rescue say the agency is taking over operations in the Liberty area after the town’s volunteer fire district reportedly received a stop work order. Officials said Saturday morning, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was informed of the stop work...
Investigators identify body of Dothan woman in Lynn Haven
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) – A Crestview man was arrested and placed in the Bay County Jail in connection to the death of a Dothan woman. The suspect is identified as 33-year-old, Santeni Green, currently charged with tampering with physical evidence. Green tossed the body of Marisa Allen into the water near the Bailey Bridge, […]
Sheriff’s offices face off in sharpshooting tournament
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Which local sheriff’s office has the best sharpshooter? Marksmen from three different departments tried to find that answer today during a Sporting Clay Tournament. All of the proceeds are going to help a Freeport-based nonprofit. The sound of this gunfire is also the sound money to the Westonwood Ranch. […]
Routine Traffic Stop Unveils Enough Fentanyl to Endanger Thousands
A routine traffic stop based on a mismatched vehicle registration took a dangerous turn when deputies discovered enough fentanyl to kill 15,000 people.