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BEARDS ARE BACK IN WALTON COUNTY; NO SHAVE NOVEMBER STARTS TODAY

For Immediate Release November 1, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— This yearly tradition is really growing on us. Walton County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce our participation in “No Shave November” for the 2017 year! No-Shave November is a month-long

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FREEPORT MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING AND REPEATEDLY BEATING WOMAN OVERNIGHT

For Immediate Release October 31, 2017 FREEPORT, Fla— A woman pleads for help at a nearby church after a man repeatedly beat her in his home overnight. Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Marrion Quiten Holmes Monday, at a residence

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‪WCSO ISSUES AMBER ALERT

‪VICTIM: REBECCA M HARDING‬ ‪DOB: 05/16/1984‬ ‪WHITE FEMALE‬ ‪ ‬ ‪VICTIM: GRACIE HARDING‬ ‪DOB: 12/02/2014‬ ‪WHITE FEMALE‬ ‪ ‬ ‪ ‬ ‪VEHICLE: RED FORD MUSTANG, POSSIBLY LATE 90’S MODEL, PAINT IS FADED, ALMOST ORANGE, ‪POSSIBLY ATTACHED TO AN ALABAMA OR

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TURN ‘EM IN TUESDAY – MICHAEL KABACI AND TRAVIS WEIDENHAFT

On July 2, 2017, Michael Kabaci and Travis Weidenhaft committed an armed robbery behind the Texaco in Choctaw Beach. Weidenhaft struck the victim in the back of the head with the butt of a knife and pulled theknife on the

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MAN DIES FOLLOWING SUSPECTED DROWNING

For Immediate Release October 23, 2017 MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s deputies are currently on scene of an apparent drowning off Scene Gulf Drive. At 6:44pm WCSO responded to a male being pulled out of the water by bystanders

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GAS STATION FIST FIGHT LEADS TO ONE ARREST

For Immediate Release October 20, 2017 SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla— Punches are thrown between a gas station clerk and a customer and it’s all caught on camera. Now, one Fort Walton Beach man is behind bars. Just after 1 o’clock

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WALTON COUNTY FIRE RESCUE KNOCKS DOWN RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALONGSIDE ARGYLE VOLUNTEERS

PONCE DE LEON, Fla– Firefighters respond to a residential fire on White Creek Road and discover a fully engulfed structure. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the blaze.   Within minutes of the call at 8:33pm on

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88-YEAR-OLD SCAMMED OUT OF THOUSANDS; WCSO SEARCHING FOR SCAM ARTIST

For Immediate Release October 16, 2017 MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla— An elderly Walton County woman is scammed out of $18,000 and now investigators are zeroing in on the suspect. Between April and July of this year an 88-year-old Miramar Beach resident

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30A TO CLOSE SUNDAY MORNING FOR 30A HALF MARATHON

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla– This weekend is the 30a Half Marathon. The mission of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office during this event is to ensure the safety of the participants at this event and ensure compliance to Florida State Statutes.

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS CITIZENS OF PHONE SCAM INVOLVING DEPUTY IMPOSTOR

For Immediate Release October 12, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— For the second time in less than a week Walton County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an ongoing phone scam involving suspects claiming to be affiliated with the Walton County

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