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.…

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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…