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WCSO LAUNCHES CITIZEN SURVEY

For Immediate Release July 19, 2017  DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office wants to hear from you. In a continuous effort to improve customer service to the citizens and visitors of Walton County, the Sheriff is seeking citizen input

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UPDATE: TWO IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

For Immediate Release July 17, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Two men are in custody following an investigation into a drive-by shooting in DeFuniak Springs early Monday morning. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hermitage Road at approximately 7

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WCSO INVESTIGATING DRIVE BY SHOOTING; SWAT TEAM STAGING AT HOME WITH WANTED FUGITIVE

For Immediate Release July 17, 2017  DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident off Hermitage Road where shots were fired early this morning. At approximately 7am Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hermitage Road

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UNDERCOVER CRAIGS LIST AD NABS SANTA ROSA BEACH MAN FOR SOLICITING CHILD FOR SEX

For Immediate Release July 14, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A Craigs list ad for some summer fun lands a 31-year-old in jail for soliciting sex with a minor. On July 10th Brendon Kelly answered an ad posted to Craigslist

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“JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN” FOR CITIZEN ACADEMY GRAD TURNED DEPUTY

For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—The rays of sun coming through the windows in Sheriff Michael Adkinson’s office were not the only thing beaming as Connor Gunn raised his right hand. Rewind nearly four years ago, Gunn

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN GETS 40 YEARS FOR CHILD MOLESTATION, CHILD PORN

OFFICE OF STATE ATTORNEY FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA July 7, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that 27-year old Jason Cody Hughes entered a plea of No Contest yesterday to three

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LITTLE LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RING RECOVERED FOLLOWING BURGLARY

For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A 9-year-old boy just a week away from competing in the Little League World Series in Louisiana will now have his championship ring back thanks to the quick work of

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISPUTE RESOLVED PEACEFULLY AFTER NEARLY 10 HOURS

For Immediate Release June 30, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— One man is in custody following a domestic dispute that lasted nearly 11 hours starting Thursday night. Deputies responded to 10917 US 331 North around 7:50pm after a gun was fired

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WCSO LAUNCHES MINI-DOCUMENTARY ON RIP CURRENT DANGER

Daughter of father who drowned is featured, shares her story For Immediate Release June 29, 2017 The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is undertaking a signature project focused on water safety during the coming months, starting with a mini-documentary featuring the

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INMATES GET OPPORTUNITY TO PAVE NEW WAY

For Immediate Release June 29, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Inmates incarcerated at the Walton County Jail were given a unique opportunity to plan for their return to the community Friday. Career Source of Okaloosa Walton in conjunction with Emerald Coast

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