Atmore Police Identify Man Killed In Double Shooting

May 31, 2023

Atmore police are continuing their investigation into a double shooting  Monday that left one man dead  and another with serious injuries.

It happened about 2:15 a.m. in the area of Carver Avenue and King Street. The Atmore Police Department responded to a shots fired complaint and found the victims.

The Atmore Police Department said Robert Starks of Atmore died from his injuries, and the other person remains in serious condition at a trauma center.

“The motive is still under investigation and investigators have interviewed witnesses and are actively seeking other witnesses,” Sgt. Darrell McMann said. photo.

Pet Groomer, Retail Space Proposed For Highway 29, Highway 196

May 31, 2023

A pet groomer and other retail could be coming to Highway 29 near Highway 196.

Plans have been filed with Escambia County Development Review for the “Cozy Corner” pet grooming facility and leasable retail space at 4178 HIghway 29 on two adjacent lots totaling 1.82 acres between the Florida Forest Service fire tower to the south and Highway 196 to the north.

Plans show a proposed 4,740 square foot building and a parking lot on one of the parcels with an entrance driveway between the two parcels.

The plans are in the initial review process before the Escambia County Development Review Committee.

Here’s What Deputies Say Happened In Bratt Shooting Sunday Morning

May 31, 2023

More details have been released on a shooting and burglary Sunday morning in Bratt.

Tiana Brooke Chick, 20, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary with battery, battery, and criminal mischief. She was booked into the Escambia County Jail Sunday night with bond set at $202,000. Kendrell Devon Kyles, 18, was also booked into jail Sunday night, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary with battery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, battery and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $251,000.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Chick and Kyles went to a mobile home on Oakshade Road, behind Northview High School. Inside the residence, the victim and his current girlfriend were asleep, according to deputies.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a reported shots fired disturbance on Oakshade Road was waved down by a male holding a towel to his head and covered in blood, according to an arrest report obtained by

The male victim told deputies that he was sleeping in the back bedroom of his home with his current girlfriend. He said he woke up to find Chick, his ex-girlfriend, standing in his room striking his current girlfriend with a fist. The male victim stated he pushed Chick off his current girlfriend and out the room.

Chick then struck him in the forehead with a glass vodka bottle that broke on impact, the report states. The male victim said he blacked out for a few seconds.

The male victim said a black male he knows as “Butta” or “Budda”, later identified as Kyles, was in the house threatening to shoot him. Kyles pulled a firearm and pointed it at the male victim as he retreated to the bedroom and shut the door, the report continues.

A shot was fired through the door, grazing the male victim in the right upper arm, according to deputies, before both suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.

Deputies entered the home to find broken glass from a large bottle in a hallway, bullet holes in the bedroom door and a chest of drawers and a projectile in the bottom of the chest. The ECSO said the male victim suffered a cut to his head near his hairline, small cuts on his face and a laceration to his right upper arm.

Kyles and Chick then allegedly went to a home on Chaudron Road off Highway 97 in Molino. The resident, who stated he knows Kyles, told Chick and Kyles that they were not welcome there, deputies said.

Deputies said Chick was known to drive a 2006 Honda Civic which was later located and recovered from the parking lot of Arby’s on East Nine Mile Road. Deputies later responded to Taco Bell on Nine Mile Road where security camera footage showed a white Scion sedan with an Alabama tag backing into a parking space. The driver pulled out and stopped in the parking lot where two people running through the parking lot got into the Scion before heading west on Nine Mile Road. The vehicle tag led deputies to the owner in Atmore. The report does not detail where Kyles and Chick were captured.

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Blue Wahoos Fall 3-2 To Shuckers

May 31, 2023

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos dropped their series opener against the Biloxi Shuckers on Tuesday night by a score of 3-2.

Biloxi was held scoreless and hitless from the third inning on, but their early run support for Justin Jarvis (W, 5-2) held up. For the second straight game, the Blue Wahoos left the tying run at third base in the top of the ninth.

Jonathan Bermudez (L, 0-2) allowed an unearned run in the first, as Jackson Chourio reached on an error and scored on a Wes Clarke double. Tyler Black capped a two-out rally in the second inning with a two-run triple to put the Shuckers ahead 3-0.

The Blue Wahoos finally broke through in the fifth when Troy Johnston laced his third hit, an RBI single, to right field. José Devers led off the sixth by reaching on an error, and scored on a Griffin Conine RBI single to bring the score to 3-2.

A trio of Pensacola relievers worked 4.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Brady Puckett and Zach Willeman were followed by rehabbing Marlins closer A.J. Puk, who struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the eighth.

Conine led off the ninth with a walk against Abner Uribe (S, 3), but pinch runner J.D. Orr was left at third base as the Blue Wahoos dropped their third in a row.

The Blue Wahoos’ lead in the South Division decreased to 4.0 games ahead of second place Biloxi and Montgomery in the South Division with 23 games to play in the first half.

The Blue Wahoos continue their series at the Shuckers on Wednesday.

by Erik Bremer

Woman Killed After Crashing Over I-10 Overpass At Pine Forest Road

May 30, 2023

A 43-year old Pensacola woman is dead after crash down an I-10 overpass Tuesday morning.

It happened about 4:45 a.m. at I-10 and Pine Forest Road. The woman was traveling west on I-10 when her vehicle drifted in the median, went through a barrier between the two bridges and went airborne. The vehicle overturned one and half times on the embankment, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Traffic on Pine Forest Road was delayed for several hours for the crash investigation.

The name of the woman has not been released.

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Century Man Took Off From Traffic Stop, ECSO Says

May 30, 2023

A Century man allegedly took off in his vehicle after being stopped by an Escambia County deputy.

Drake Isaiah White, 24, was charged with felony with fleeing and eluding, and with misdemeanor obstructing an officer.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a Chevrolet Aveo on Highway 29 with no license plate late and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of HIghway 29 and Detroit Boulevard. A records check revealed White has never had a Florida’s driver’s license and his identification card was expired.

Upon smelling “raw marijuana” from the vehicle, the deputy ordered White out of the vehicle White ignored the order, placed the vehicle in drive and fled eastbound on Detroit Boulevard, according to an arret report. Due to just having traffic charges on White, the deputy did not pursue and an arrest warrant was issued.

White was also cited  operating a motor vehicle without a license, and for never having a license. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $9,000 bond.

Two Arrested After Beulah Traffic Stop, One On Drug Charges

May 30, 2023

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop Monday in Beulah.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said narcotics were discovered after they stopped a 2022 Dodge Ram at Beulah Road and Mobile Highway.

Kyle  Matthew Smith, 32, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $11,000.

Naomi Hope Williford, 23,  was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for fleeing and eluding. She was released on a $5,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office said the Dodge pickup was seized.

Escambia County Partnered With Northview FFA To Build Wetland Wood Duck Boxes

May 30, 2023

The Escambia County Natural Resource Conservation Division recently partnered with the Northview High School FFA Chapter to build wood duck boxes for wetland habitats across the county.

The division said wood duck boxes provide suitable nesting sites for wood ducks in urbanized areas and can help attract ducks to local wetlands. This first round will be placed at Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve, with more to come in the near future.

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Gas Prices Up Slightly Over Last Week, AAA Says

May 30, 2023

Florida gas prices increased slightly last week as an estimated 2.1 million Floridians were forecast to take a road trip for Memorial Day weekend.

The Florida average price on Memorial Day was $3.41 per gallon. That was the seventh-highest Memorial Day gas price in 20 years but $1.16 per gallon less than last year’s holiday.

The average Monday night in Escambia County was $3.31 per gallon. A North Escambia low of $3.19 could be found at two stations in Cantonment. In Pensacola, the low price was $2.95 at the warehouse clubs.

“Florida gas prices dipped down to $3.38 per gallon last week, but rebounded a few pennies per gallon by the holiday weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices are likely to fluctuate like this throughout the summer travel season. However, we may have already seen the highest prices of this year, unless a major hurricane affects refinery operations along the gulf coast.”

One Dead, One Injured In Atmore Double Shooting

May 29, 2023

A man is dead and another person was seriously injured in a double shooting early Monday morning in Atmore.

It happened about 2:15 a.m. in the area of Carver Avenue and King Street. The Atmore Police Department responded to a shots fired complaint and found the victims.

Both were transported to an area hospital. One of the victims died from his injuries, and the other remains in serious condition, according to Atmore Police.

The motive remained under investigation as investigators worked to notify family members. file photo.

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