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May 29, 2024
A man was arrested Friday after barricading himself into a patient room at Santa Rosa Medical Center, including throwing chairs at the wall and scaring staff to the point where they were fearful to go into the room.
April 29, 2024
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.
March 28, 2024
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.
February 14, 2024
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.
November 3, 2023
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.
August 25, 2022
A Milton woman was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents after an investigation alleging she defrauded Faith Baptist Church in Milton over a period of six years.
June 7, 2022

A 29 year old Milton man was booked into jail on June 3 after investigators with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office began looking into him following a traffic stop.

The man, Mark Anthony Frate, was stopped on June 3 after a sergeant with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Frate was driving down the road at four in the morning with a two year old in his lap. The two year old was unrestrained in the car.

May 23, 2022
On May 6, a 44-year-old Milton man drove his wife and stepdaughter home after his wife had car troubles. According to the arrest report, the man took them home in his work van, which has no backseats, leaving the stepdaughter unrestrained. His wife stated that on the drive, the 44-year-old was yelling, crying, swerving and slamming on the brakes, leaving the stepdaughter to be thrown around the back seat, injuring her wrist and leg.
May 20, 2022
A 37-year-old Pace man was seen exiting a backyard that he admitted was not his own. On May 7, An off-duty officer, who was monitoring the area for a home builder after several burglaries, saw the man leaving a residence’s backyard at 3 a.m. The officer approached the man, who stated he did not live in the area, nor did he know anyone in the area. When the 37-year-old was arrested for loitering and prowling, the officer found a pistol and ammunition on the man.
May 18, 2022
On May 8, a deputy responded to a disturbance in Milton. Upon arrival, the deputy found a 51-year-old man screaming on the front porch. According to the arrest report, the man stated that his mother locked him out of the house, and he could not get to his keys, which were later found inside his vehicle. The mother indicated that the 51-year-old came over for Mother’s Day but began to be irate.
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