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…


ECSO Seeks Possible Witness to Weekend Homicide

September 15, 2014

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…

Caring Crime

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

July 24, 2014

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…


Social media helps deputies arrest homicide suspect

July 17, 2014

Press Release: Thanks to shares on social media and tips from the community, homicide suspect Terrance Jarod Hartley was located last night in the area of Jordan Street and Grandview Street. Hartley was wanted for the…