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Daily ignores City of Pensacola crime problem, murders tripled in 2012

Daily ignores City of Pensacola crime problem, murders tripled in 2012

In its Friday edition, the daily newspaper attempts to go after Sheriff David Morgan for the rise in crime rate last year but ignores the much steeper increase in violent crimes inside the city of Pensacola. Let's compare the crime stats for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for 2012 and [...]

Buzz: Councilman’s cars stolen

On Facebook, Councilman Andy Terhaar's wife is reporting that both of their cars were stolen from their driveway last night. The Terhaars live in the Inverness subdivision. Others in the vicinity are reporting car burglaries.

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

There is a budget battle about to break out between interim County Administrator George Touart and Sheriff David Morgan. The fight is inevitable. This first volley has been over the Escambia County Jail—which is severely understaffed according to the county’s consultants National Center for [...]

Odom sentenced to six months for election fraud

Odom sentenced to six months for election fraud

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jay Odom, 56, of Destin, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Lacey A. Collier to six months in federal prison for his conviction on one count of causing a presidential campaign committee to make a false statement to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). [...]

Feds and local law enforcement bust local meth labs

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury returned two indictments this week charging twelve individuals with methamphetamine and pseudoephedrine related conspiracy offenses. The indictments were announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. These [...]

Investigators Seek Man in Connection with Brent Shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla.–Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking any information leading to the whereabouts of Chandler Bass, 29. Bass is a black male, approximately 5’3” and 175 pounds.He currently has outstanding warrants for the following: --FTA for DWLS ($2,000 Bond) --VOP for Resist [...]

Operation Faster Nabs Unregistered Sex Offenders

U.S. Marshals and Escambia County Target Sex Offenders Pensacola, Fl. – At least 50 wanted people were locked up, courtesy of a sweep led by U.S. Marshals and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office targeting the Sex Offenders who failed to keep up with their state mandated registration [...]

Convicted Sex Offender arrested, running model agency and fitness club

A convicted sex offender who failed to register his email address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was arrested this morning. Bret Randall May, 42, of 1608 Green Briar Parkway, Apt. 2, Gulf Breeze, was charged with failure to register an email address with the state. May was [...]

ECSO Releases Identity of Suspects in Wednesday’s Armed Robbery/Officer Involved Shooting

Kennan Ross Finkelstein, 23, has been charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer in connection with the Wednesday night shooting of Sergeant Shedrick Johnson. Sergeant Johnson responded to a house in the 8800 block of Burning Tree Road in Pensacola in anattempt to locate a robbery [...]

Assault Victim Succumbs to Injuries: Investigators Seeking Information

Press Release: Escambia County Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking information on a March 1, 2013 assault. Early Thursday morning on the 1st, 41 year old Donald Moore of Pensacola was visiting a relative at 1400 East Johnson Avenue. While exiting his truck, he was attacked from behind by an [...]

Attorney General Bondi wants bodies exhumed

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office today filed a petition on behalf of Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter to allow him to exhume human remains on the site of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. for up to one year. The petition seeks a court order to exhume bodies from “Boot Hill [...]

Arrest made in November homicide

Press Release: Robert Dale Purifoy aka Robert Miles, 32, was arrested in the November 6, 2012 homicide of Amber Tricona Johnson. Johnson, 22, was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire during a home invasion on Stefani Circle. A significant quantity of marijuana was found at the scene, [...]

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