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Home Invasion

On 08/27/2014 at approximately 02:30 hours Deputies responded to an armed home invasion robbery at 5069 Keystone Drive in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Upon arrival, Deputies spoke with the victim in identified as Steven Carl Struck. Struck had an obvious bleeding wound above his right eye. Struck stated that on 08/26/2014 he had been corresponding via […]

Police Chase ends in Arrests

This evening at approximately 1550 hrs, a Deputy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Hamilton Bridge Rd and Windham Rd in Milton. As the Deputy approached the vehicle the driver sped off. The Deputy had to take evasive actions to avoid being struck […]

SRCSO Press Release

SANTA ROSA COUNTY  SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE Derrick Thompson Arrest   Members of the Pike County Alabama Sheriff’s Office and Troy Police Department arrested Derrick Thompson at a hunting camp outside of Troy Alabama this morning. During the course of the investigation, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division discovered the location of […]

Sheriff’s Office Telephone Scam

Telephone scams have been increasing over the past few years. Several well-known organizations have been used as part of a scam where victims are contacted and solicited for payments. Recently, the name of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has been used in a telephone scam to commit fraud. This is how it was used; […]

Emerald Sands Meth Lab Update

  This morning, Deputies responded to the Emerald Sands Inn on Hwy 90 regarding a fire. Subsequent investigation led us to believe the fire was caused by an active meth lab. There were no known injuries and suspects fled the area. There was minimal property damage to the hotel property. Fire Marshal responded to the […]

Holcombe sentenced

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment and sentence of Randall Holcombe, the former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office employee who was convicted for his role the in the former sheriff’s payroll kickback scheme.   Holcombe, the former fleet manager and advisor to Charlie Morris, was convicted […]

Two Arrests Made in Durant Homicide

Pensacola, Fla. – Escambia County Investigators have made two arrests so far in the April 14, 2014 homicide of Dequarius Frederick Durant. We are working with other state and federal agencies on promising leads which we believe will lead to the arrest of others. As this investigation continues to unfold we refer you to the […]

Brown Sentenced to Five Years

  State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Daryl Lamar Brown, age 46, of Century, Florida, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge Ross Goodman to five years state prison. Brown was convicted by an Escambia County Jury on April 8, 2014, on two counts of Lewd & Lascivious Exposure in the presence of an elderly […]

Convictions upheld in Billings Case

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that in an unanimous opinion the Florida Supreme Court has upheld both the convictions and sentences imposed on Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. Gonzalez was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm and received corresponding sentences on those charges […]

Century Burglars Quickly Apprehended

Monday afternoon at approximately 2:30, Century units responded to a burglary in progress in the 7000 block of Hadley Lane. According to the victim, two black males kicked in a back door and then fled through the woods. After receiving a description of the two suspects deputies observed one of the possible suspects. The other […]