Escambia Man Jailed After FDLE K-9 Sniffs Out Devices Containing Child Porn

January 21, 2021

An Escambia County man is jailed after a K-9 sniffed out electronic devices containing child pornography during the execution of a search warrant Wednesday.

Members of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement served a child pornography search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Godwin Lane.

With the assistance of FDLE Agent Stephanie Cassidy and her K-9 “Maple,” deputies were able to locate an electronic storage devices containing child pornography at the home. Cassidy trained Maple to sniff out anything that can digitally store information like USB drives, hidden cameras, computers, thumb drives, cellphones, CDs and DVDs.

ECSO’s lead investigator Suzanne Pollack arrested 26 -year old Aaron Michael Rogers, charging him with 13 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of transmission of child pornography. Rogers was booked in the Escambia County Jail with a $132,500 bond.

Showers Possible This Afternoon, Rain Likely By Tonight

January 21, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers after noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday: Showers. High near 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. East wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Escambia County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set New Record This Week

January 21, 2021

The number of daily local COVID-19 hospitalizations reached new record this week.

There were 284 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Escambia County on Monday. The number was 261 on Wednesday.

During a summer surge, local COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a peak of 246 on July 20.

According to Escambia County, there were 19 adult ICU beds available in Escambia County Wednesday night — none at Baptist, five at West Florida and 14 at Sacred Heart.

The numbers in the graph indicate daily hospitalizations in Escambia County and are provided daily by Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital and West Florida Hospital. The daily numbers are not cumulative.

Data source: Escambia County, City of Pensacola. Graphic: City of Pensacola.