North Santa Rosa

Ridgeway Sentenced 25 years

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on July 17, 2012, Judge Michael A. Flowers sentenced Darryl Ridgeway to 25 years state prison. Ridgeway was convicted by an Okaloosa County Jury on June 1, 2012 of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon.

 The charges arose from an incident in the early morning hours of November 26, 2011 where the defendant entered the Fill-Ups Food Store near Interstate 10 in Crestview, Fl. The defendant asked for cigarettes and then demanded all the money in the register. When the clerk did not comply, the defendant jumped over the counter and began to attack the clerk. The clerk pulled his knife off of his belt and stabbed the defendant. The defendant started to leave the store, realized the knife was still in his back, pulled it out of his back, and went back after the clerk with the knife in his hand. When the clerk ran out of the back of the store, the defendant left with the knife and drove back to his residence in Mobile, Al. The defendant left his wallet at the scene. Based on the identification in the wallet at the scene of the crime, police tracked the defendant down in Mobile. The victim’s knife was recovered from the defendant’s vehicle in Mobile and the defendant’s DNA was found on the knife.

The investigation and arrest were conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Kimberly Torres prosecuted the case. For further details, please contact her at (850) 689-7820.

Posted by on Jul 18 2012. Filed under Crime. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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