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May 8, 2024

Warhorse Project founder defends actions, gives update on recent arrest

Outside his home on Dolphin Road in Milton, Sean Hollonbeck, a 31-year veteran and founder of the Warhorse Project, spoke to members of the media in an attempt to clear up what happened May 4 that led to his arrest for kidnapping – false imprisonment and aggravated assault. “The vast majority of this story has not been presented to the public whatsoever,” Hollonbeck said.

May 7, 2024

Warhorse Project founder arrested on multiple charges after holding Uber driver at gunpoint

The founder of a horse farm in Milton found himself behind bars Monday, May 5 for pointing a rifle at an Uber driver. Sean Hollonbeck, 54, faces kidnapping – false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill charges stemming from a May 4 incident involving his daughter and an Uber driver.

Apr 29, 2024

Man charged with kidnapping, battery of same victim from previous arrest

A man recently released from prison has been charged with kidnapping the same victim again. A neighbor who called 911 may have saved the victim’s life.

Apr 24, 2024

Man charged with DUI for wreck on Blake Lane that caused property damage to two residences

A 37-year-old Santa Rosa County man was charged with DUI after causing an accident that resulted in property damage to two residences near Blake Lane, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Mar 28, 2024

Jay man arrested with $200k worth of spice

A Jay man was arrested Wednesday evening, March 27, after he led law enforcement on a chase which ended on Highway 87 N. The incident stemmed from a search warrant being served on the man’s property in connection with a case out of Escambia County. Travis Paul Sterback, 27, is charged with trafficking in synthetic cannabinoids, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, fleeing and eluding at high speed and firing a weapon in public.

Mar 11, 2024

Sheriff: Cosse’s Place owner sold stolen John Deere equipment

The owner of a popular Milton restaurant found himself behind bars after being arrested for allegedly selling stolen John Deere equipment in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Matas “Mike” Bernard Cosse, 52, who owns Cosse’s Place (5365 Stewart St.), is charged with six counts of public order crimes, six counts of forgery, five counts of dealing in stolen property, one count of fraud or swindle and one count of larceny.

Feb 14, 2024

Milton man arrested for 2022 hit and run, other charges

The family of a hit and run victim is finally close to getting closure nearly two years after the incident. Jack Crawford died Sept. 27, 2022, following a crash he was involved in the previous day.

Nov 3, 2023

Fatal crash on Munson Highway leads to DUI manslaughter arrest

A traffic crash at County Road 191 (Munson Highway) and Lawler Lane in Milton led to the death of a 22-year-old Milton man Saturday, Oct. 28. Christopher Ammons, 49, the driver of a pickup truck, which collided with the 22-year old’s vehicle, has since been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter.

Aug 25, 2023

Federal fugitive arrested in Santa Rosa County on drug charges

A federal fugitive is behind bars in Santa Rosa County after an Aug. 24 traffic stop uncovered cocaine and other drugs in the vehicle near Garcon Point Road and Interstate 10.

Aug 22, 2023

Fentanyl, weapons seized on Pine Ridge Drive in Milton

The Aug. 22 serving of a search warrant in Milton uncovered approximately 3,500 pills of fentanyl. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, 3,500 pills of fentanyl with a street value upwards of $40,000.
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