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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

For Immediate Release January 11, 2018 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla—  A 32-year-old man has been arrested on multiple counts of child porn charges following a search warrant Wednesday. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 476 Bruce Avenue

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INMATE ON COUNTY WORK CREW FINDS LOADED HANDGUN; WHAT HE DOES NEXT MAY SURPRISE YOU

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla– All they were looking for was trash. Walton County Jail Inmates working on a county work crew were assigned to an area on Highway 185 in northern Walton County Tuesday when an inmate found something unexpected. “It

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14-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT FLEES TO ISRAEL; ARRESTED AT HOUSTON AIRPORT UPON RETURN TO US

  For Immediate Release January 2, 2018 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla—  A juvenile wanted on more than a dozen felony charges is back in Walton County after he’s picked up by the Transportation Safety Administration trying to fly back into the

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WCFR BATTLES FREEPORT HOUSE FIRE

For Immediate Release December 29, 2017 FREEPORT, Fla—Walton County Fire Rescue spent several hours Thursday battling a house fire off Highway 20. At 2:22 pm a 911 call promptly dispatched WCFR to 6444 Highway 20 East just a few miles

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HELP HEAT UP OUR PUPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla– In addition to our heated kennel floors at Walton County Animal Shelter, our pups and kitties enjoy cuddling with a warm blanket. That’s why we are seeking donations for blankets and towels! Help us keep our furry

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CIRCLE K CARD READER STOLEN FROM MIRAMAR BEACH AND DESTIN LOCATIONS

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla–A card reader has been stolen from the Circle K Florida location on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. WCSO has also learned the Circle K in Destin was also hit. Investigators responding to the incident at 1554 Scenic Gulf Drive

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DEPUTY RELIEVED OF DUTY FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

For Immediate Release December 20, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— Tuesday morning December 19th, Walton County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of an incident involving the professional misconduct of a deputy. The incident was immediately investigated by the agency. It was

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JUVENILE ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES FOR SELLING PILLS

For Immediate Release December 7, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla—  A 15-year-old is arrested following an investigation into the sale of narcotics. In October of this year, Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified Brendon Wayne Anderson, 15, was selling a

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AMBER ALERT SUSPECT CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla—John Harding, one of two suspects charged in the October Amber Alert out of Walton County, has been extradited and charged with kidnapping. On October 28th  Joseph Harding, 35, and Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, entered a home on Otter

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GUN DISCOVERED ON SCHOOL BUS; OUR PRIORITY IN REPORTING

On Friday, December 1st a gun was discovered on a school bus returning kids home from Maude Saunders Elementary School. Nearing the end of the route, the gun was reported to the school bus driver by a student who saw

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