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Thorntons indicted for first degree murder of convenience store owner

Thorntons indicted for first degree murder of convenience store owner

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced yesterday an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Dontonio Diaz Thornton and Willie Mae Thornton for one count of First Degree Murder – Premeditated or Felony, in the death of Phuong Truong. On September 13, 2014, Phuong Truong, the owner/operator of T&M [...]

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

Florida's prison population is rapidly increasing despite declining crime rates, and the latest report from Florida TaxWatch recommends options to prevent increasing costs from overwhelming taxpayers. The report, Florida's Aging Prisoner Problem, warns that the steadily growing elderly prison [...]

Breaking News: Seminole Booster Club official accused of misusing over half a million dollars

Seminole Boosters Chief Executive Officer and President Andy Miller announced today that Sanford Lovingood, comptroller at Seminole Boosters, has been terminated after allegedly misappropriating what is believed to be between $500,000 and $700,000. The alleged misappropriation was discovered [...]

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

At noon press conference on Saturday, Sheriff David Morgan announced two arrests in the Sept. 13 homicide of Phuong Truong at TM Mart on Michigan Avenue. Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, has been charged with homicide and robbery, and his mother, Willie Mae Thornton, 39, charged with violation of [...]

Three Wanted for Questioning in Truong Homicide

Three Wanted for Questioning in Truong Homicide

Escambia County Sheriff's investigators would like to talk to Willie Mae Thornton, 39, Devarian Tevion Weatherspoon, 19, and Brittany Janeisha Dixon, 20, concerning the Sept. 13 homicide of 50-year-old Phuong Nguyen Truong. They are wanted are wanted for questioning only. Investigators had been [...]

Federal Grand Jury indicts Osceola County Deputy and four others in tax refund scheme

Federal Grand Jury indicts Osceola County Deputy and four others in tax refund scheme

Deputy Titus Lee Dixon, 48, Perrissa Dixon, 40, Orman Curtis Witherspoon, 40, Stefondra Monroe, 23, all residing in Kissimmee, Florida, and Katrina Pratt, 39, of Tallahassee, have been charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, theft of government funds, and aggravated [...]

ECSO Seeks Possible Witness to Weekend Homicide

ECSO Seeks Possible Witness to Weekend Homicide

Press Release: Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking a possible witness to the September 13, 2014 homicide of 50-year-old Phuong Nguyen Truong. The witness is described as a white male in his mid to late 40’s, between 5-8” and 5’9” tall and weighing between 150-180 pounds. He [...]

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

The Bay Cliff Neighborhood Association is the latest neighborhood in the city of Pensacola to organize and use Facebook to share information. From John Paul King: If you live in the Bay Cliff area please join this page. Most of us have families / little ones and want to do anything we can to [...]

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Shortly after noon yesterday, the nephew of NBA star Reggie Evans was discovered dead in the area of Weller Avenue and Bradfield Road off of Gulf Beach Highway in southwest Escambia County. Investigators are working the death of Tyler A. Evans, 25, of Pensacola as a homicide and early indications [...]

ECSO and U.S. Marshalls apprehend fugitive linked to heroin ring

ECSO and U.S. Marshalls apprehend fugitive linked to heroin ring

Escambia County Deputies and the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force apprehended James Jonathan Mitchell, 50, who was being sought on a revoked bond. After receiving numerous tips from the community, Mitchell was located in the drive through line at a Highway 98 restaurant and arrested. Mitchell was [...]

PPD press release promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

PPD press release  promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

Two press releases on burglary arrests. One from the Pensacola Police Department, the other from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. One an over-the-top political plug, the other a standard law enforcement release. Guess which is which. PPD Release - notice last paragraph. Sometimes, it [...]

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

On Tuesday evening, I hosted an online radio show for Columbia Southern University. The topic was human trafficking and my guest was CSU criminal justice instructor Barry Goodson. Human trafficking is a serious issue in the United States and from big cities to small, rural communities. The crime [...]

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