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‘Crime’ Archives

County work release worker arrested for murder

County work release worker arrested for murder

One of Escambia County's Work Release workers has been arrested for the August 14 murder of a local used car dealer. Justin Princes Taylor, age 24, has been arrested by the Escambia Sheriff's Office and charge with first degree felony murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon for [...]

Ministers ask to delay meeting until FDLE releases its report on Middleton shooting

Sheriff David Morgan told the Independent News that Rev. Larry Watson, president of the Baptist Ministers Union, has asked to delay this organization meeting with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issues its report on the shooting of Roy Middleton. [...]

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

The semi-annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for the first half of this year indicate that the number of violent crimes have decreased in Escambia County by 14.7 percent when compared to the first half of 2012. The overall crime rate is down 8.7 percent. "Our heartfelt thanks go out [...]

Operation Clean Sweep to run expanded operation in Brownsville

The Escambia County's Sheriff's Office will conduct an "Operation Clean Sweep" tomorrow in the Brownsville area. The clean-up will begin at 8 a.m. at the new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2601 W. Strong Street. For the first time, Pensacola Police Department will join effort that will cover [...]

NAACP state and local leaders misspeak…twice

Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference NAACP, made a misstatement while she was in Pensacola last Saturday morning for a town hall meeting on the shooting last month of Roy Middleton by Escambia County deputies. Middleton was unarmed and in his front yard. Newza blasted [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Touart Transfer Plan Calls For Sheriff To Give Up 40 Percent Of His Administrative Staff…or does it? (update)

By Jesse Farthing Most difficult tasks have checklists. That’s the way all parties can make sure deadlines are met in an orderly fashion. That’s not how Escambia County government works. At today’s Escambia County Jail Transfer Workshop, Interim County Administrator George Touart made [...]

Matt Gaetz to hold hearings on Stand Your Ground

Will Weatherford, the Republican speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, said on Friday that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach), chair of the House's Criminal Justice subcommittee, will hold hearings on the “Stand Your Ground” law sometime this fall. "Our evaluation of its [...]

Commissioner Valentino goes after Sheriff Morgan on television over Middleton shooting

Commissioner Gene Valentino used the shooting of Roy Middleton as an opportunity to challenge Sheriff David Morgan. He complained to CNN and WALA 10 that he wasn't informed of the shooting. According to the post on the WALA website, the commissioner said the shooting raises questions on the level [...]

Transcript of 911 call involving the Middleton shooting

Transcript of 911 call involving the Middleton shooting

This was released yesterday afternoon by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office: 911 Transcription ECSO13OFF021716 Reported 2:38 a.m. July 27, 2013 Dispatch: Sheriff’s 911 what is your emergency? Caller: Yeah, I’m, um, 218 Shadow Lawn Lane somebody is trying to steal my neighbor’s [...]

Alleged Mississippi Gang Leader, now living in Century, charged with racketeering

Alleged Mississippi Gang Leader, now living in Century, charged with racketeering

Jason Marshall Bullock, age 37, has been indicted on a racketeering conspiracy charge accusing him of attempted murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, drug distribution and bribery. Bullock, also known as "Sir J-Mac," is allegedly the head of a Mississippi chapter of the Simon City Royals street gang [...]

McNesby era in the jail described as “one of the darkest periods the history of American prisons”

While the interim County Administrator George Touart and Commissioner Chairman Gene Valentino are doing everything they can to avoid paying to hire more staff at their county jail and our daily newspaper remains upset with Sheriff David Morgan for no talking with them, the rest of the nation is [...]

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