Double Murder Update: Santa Rosa Victims Shot To Death

September 23, 2010

Authorities have released the names of two people found dead alongside a road in North Santa Rosa county Wednesday afternoon, and they now say the pair died from gunshot wounds.

The victims were Tracie Lynn Tolbert, 43, of Milton, and Robert McArthur Hamm, 41, of Milton.

“Preliminary autopsy results indicate that both victims in the double murder on Jesse Allen Road died from gunshot wounds,” according to Sgt. Scott Haines, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office. He declined to release further details concerning autopsies conducted on the victims.

A resident of Jesse Allen Road called authorities just after 4:30 to report what looked like a large amount of blood in Jesse Allen Road. When deputies arrived, deputies found the two bodies on opposite sides of the  roadway. The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is calling the incident a double homicide and releasing few other details.

Authorities have not determined if the murder happened on Jesse Allen Road or if the bodies were perhaps dumped in the area. The Florida Highway Patrol also responded to the scene, determining that the deaths were not traffic related.

Jesse Allen Road runs west off Highway 87, about 18 miles south of Jay and not far from Central High School.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Pictured: Murder victims Tracie Lynn Tolbert and Robert McArthur Hamm.


36 Responses to “Double Murder Update: Santa Rosa Victims Shot To Death”

  1. mary on January 25th, 2011 8:13 pm


  2. use to live there on October 2nd, 2010 2:08 pm

    They need to release the info that there was most likely METH or other drugs involved so people dont think there is just some random murderer on the loose. Bad things happen when people mess with those drugs. It is sad what happened, but most people around town have a good idea it was tied to drugs.

  3. 1954 on September 27th, 2010 11:03 am

    hey lets start out paying officers less than teachers to risk their lives, then cut funding, then complain about how they do the job. either spend $1000 for a handgun and training and defend yourself or pay that money to law enforcement in taxes. beyond tired of this society of “never got spanked” mamby pamby jack wagons that feel entitled. nothing is free.

  4. Angi on September 25th, 2010 9:51 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones of these two…

  5. A. Davis on September 25th, 2010 8:11 pm

    This is awful i am so sorry for all who loved and cared about these people. maybe the police need to wake up and do somthing about the drugs around. i wonder why they do not do any drug bust in the country escambia or santa rosa maybe cause the officers working the same area all the time get to know people to well……I just wish deputys wasnt so scared of these people or whatever is stoping them from doing there jobs. I pray someone finds who did this

  6. Chumuckla proud on September 25th, 2010 9:52 am

    Hey Kay, us Chumucklians are armed and on high alert too! Note to the criminals..don’t mess country folk unless you are willing to lose some or all of your body parts!

  7. Kay on September 25th, 2010 5:10 am

    Know this. The folks of Allentown are armed and not afraid to shoot if threatened. We’re all on high alert now. So, if you have crimes to commit, stay out of Allentown.

  8. Fred on September 24th, 2010 11:52 pm

    Thanks Royal fan, at least we can eliminate the couple giving a wanted criminal a ride that might would have killed them for possession of their vehicle to flee the area with. Whoever killed this couple is a real maniac and needs to be put in front of a firing squad so he could die in the same manor.

  9. sad on September 24th, 2010 10:34 pm

    Royal fan do you know where they left the truck or If there were any noticable reason they would have left the truck?

  10. Royal fan on September 24th, 2010 9:37 pm

    Fred the truck was recovered they was driving like 2 miles from where the bodies was found.

  11. MolinoGurl* on September 24th, 2010 4:00 pm

    To family member, I am SOOO sorry for your loss. I hope God is with you and your family, this is a terrible thing and I pray that they find the person(s) who done this!

  12. interested reader on September 24th, 2010 12:41 pm

    Our prayers go out to both families in this terrible tragedy. May God comfort you all and hold you in His hands in the coming days.

  13. Fred on September 24th, 2010 8:33 am

    I saw on another news media last night where mr. Hamm’s sister said the last time she saw the couple was that morning and they said they were going for a drive in the Santa Rosa rural area. Does anyone know if the vehicle they were driving has been found and if not could someone give a description of the vehicle so the people of this area can be on lookout for it.

  14. sad on September 24th, 2010 8:05 am

    Family member you have my prayers.

  15. family member on September 24th, 2010 6:56 am

    Our family has been devastated by this event. There are children who are without a father, a mother without a son, a sister without a brother, and a family without a loved one. Please pray for our family.

  16. sad on September 23rd, 2010 10:30 pm

    I hope we find ansueres. It wont bring thier lives back or give the families of that community thier sense of safety back but all I can ask is why? You hear so many speculations. What are we actually dealing with? Drugs? Revenge? Random violence? A message to someone? Robbery? why murder two people and why leave a crime scene That gruesome near someone’s home or school? Just Why?

  17. Samantha on September 23rd, 2010 7:41 pm

    Again, I think most are missing the key to this story: We all need to put aside our differences and stop fussing over North Prayers for all involved in this situation!! I pray that their families can find peace of mind and comfort in this situation in JESUS name! – AMEN! (:

  18. Oversight on September 23rd, 2010 6:31 pm

    “Scott”…. “Horrific” is talking about Houston – So you can wish him or her back to Texas.

  19. David Huie Green on September 23rd, 2010 6:29 pm

    or come up to Bluff Springs. We let anybody in

  20. Scott on September 23rd, 2010 2:59 pm

    Horrific….. GO BACK TO MOBILE

  21. donna williams on September 23rd, 2010 2:11 pm

    all of the panhandle area is so dangerous to be in. I have lived in Pensacola since my birth ( 52yrs). something has got to be done. drugs are everywhere. people are crazy.

  22. Horrific on September 23rd, 2010 1:43 pm

    Well I have had the cops out here so many times I can’t count them on
    one hand.

    A friend of mine has had to do the same.

    YET! I only got one written report and my friend never got any.

    I did also get finger prints done one time, but never heard anything back
    and don’t think I didn’t try to find out.

    Not writing reports has been part of the turn a blinds eye by the police
    so I don’t believe anything about the statistics.
    I think it has been going on forever to protect your friends you hunt with
    and for the city to not care because they don’t want the bad wrap of this
    being such a small town yet the most dangerous that I personally have
    ever lived in.

    I lived in Houston for 10 years during a large growth spurt and then
    the decline after the oil crsis, the run on silver AND the S. L Scandal
    and we didn’t have a lick of problems with our neighbors or our police

  23. David Huie Green on September 23rd, 2010 12:59 pm

    Actual Reported Population and Crimes:
    New York, NY Milton, FL
    Population: 8,165,001 8,268
    Murder: 596 1
    Forcible Rape: 1071 2
    Robbery: 23511 11
    Aggravated Assault: 26908 40
    Burglary: 22137 104
    Larceny Theft: 115363 333
    Vehicle Theft: 15936 11

    But that one murder gave Milton nearly twice the rate of New York City. Those two rapes gave Milton nearly twice the rate of NYC. One could say Milton doesn’t have enough of some types of crime or population to be statistically significant.

    And then there’s the question of underreporting. Either place might be guilty of not tracking all crimes thoroughly.

  24. anydaynow on September 23rd, 2010 12:34 pm

    compare crime rates New York, N.Y. & Milton, Fl

    New York, N.Y. & Pensacola, Fl

    These are 2006 figures based on REPORTED crimes

  25. not telling on September 23rd, 2010 12:10 pm

    It was obvious that the killer didn’t not know the area. This was basically someones driveway that these poor people were dumped in. No way of knowing that unless you know the area. The residents right there are very shaken up.

  26. mary on September 23rd, 2010 11:59 am

    Molino or Mobile or Pensacola or BFE..the crime rate is going up up up everywhere. No you cant leave your door unlocked for even 5 min. I have been in the Pcola area ALL my 47 yrs(except for 2 yrs in Miami) Lived most of my youth in Gulf Breeze..I dont like the big cities but the same crimes are out in the country too. The revolving doors @ the county jails contribute to this. I see the same names in jail over & over..they get locked up from 6 mths to a couple of yrs & get out & do the same things.

  27. Lyall on September 23rd, 2010 11:58 am

    I feel that the police need release some more details. Not anything that would hurt there investigation, but right now, you have a VERY well armed community on high alert. All they have told us is there names and that they were not hit by a car.

    Not a hit against they can only write the info they are given.

    Once again, move along citizen, nothing to see here……

  28. David Huie Green on September 23rd, 2010 11:26 am

    “Correct me if I am wrong but the Bible say’s it will be like this in the last days.”

    Luke 17:26-27: As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man, They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all

    Most don’t take it the way I do but the way I interpret it is that it will be a day like any other, same old same old going on and then it’s over without warning beyond that it is going to happen sometime and could happen at any time.

    David hoping killers are stopped,
    bereaved are comforted

  29. Horrific on September 23rd, 2010 9:27 am

    Bama Boy,

    I have lived in BOTH!

    I never had a peeper at 5 in the morning in Mobile.
    I never had my home robbed by my neighbors in mobile.
    I never had my drug store( where I knew everyone) robbed in
    I never had a neighbor on my block go to jail.

    Yep your right.
    Molino is not like MOBILE!

  30. Bama Boy on September 23rd, 2010 9:14 am

    Okay…..Molino is nothing like Mobile……..Trust Me.

  31. ET on September 23rd, 2010 8:31 am

    Correct me if I am wrong but the Bible say’s it will be like this in the last days. Satan knows his day are limited therefore he is hard at work. Tribulations is very close. Jesus is the only way to Heaven.

  32. [_]\ (coffee) on September 23rd, 2010 7:19 am

    Yep, another 2 years and it will be like NewYork.
    Molino is already like Mobile

  33. Noneof on September 23rd, 2010 7:06 am

    Our crime rate here is terrible, but think how bad it would be it
    they actually took reports of all the crimes this town doesn’t
    want to admit actually take place.

    This place is out of control and our police force doesn’t really
    want to change.

  34. Noneof on September 23rd, 2010 7:02 am

    Another double murder.
    You would think we live in New York.

  35. Michele G on September 22nd, 2010 10:34 pm

    This is just awful. Prayers go out to the families involved.

  36. OMG on September 22nd, 2010 8:10 pm

    OMG!!! Keep us updated!!

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