Case dismissed over crime lab breach

December 11, 2014

Last February, Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported a breach in its Pensacola crime lab. Evidence, primarily prescription drugs, was either missing or had been replaced with other pills. Former Pensacola crime laboratory chemist Joseph Graves…

Business Crime

Kipling Manor administrator arrested for witness tampering

November 8, 2014 reports that Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested yesterday Adrienne Taylor, the facility administrator of Kipling Manor Retirement Center, for allegedly tampering with or harassing a witness, tampering with or fabricating physical…


Former Crestview bank president indicted for bank fraud

November 7, 2014

U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh’s office announced this morning that Michael “Sean” Davis, 43, of Crestview, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for nine felony counts, which included one count of conspiracy to commit bank…

Crime News

Breaking news: Jail death reported

November 3, 2014

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.…

Crime State & National News

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

October 7, 2014

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…


Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

September 27, 2014

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…


Three Wanted for Questioning in Truong Homicide

September 25, 2014

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…