Search continues for Crestview man

Trailer.jpgCRESTVIEW, Fla., July 16, 2019—The search continues for a Crestview man wanted in relation to a local murder July 8.


Tony Jerome Byrd

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office obtained information this morning Tony Jerome Byrd, 22, from Crestview, who is wanted by both the OCSO and the Crestview Police Department, was believed to be at a trailer on CB Drive off Old Bethel Road.

The OCSO Special Response Team and other law enforcement personnel responded to the location.

The SRT Team repeatedly attempted to make contact Byrd, but upon entering the trailer around 1 p.m., the team determined he was not inside.

The search continues.

Byrd is wanted by the OCSO on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and is also a person of interest in the July 8 Crestview Police Department murder investigation.

He is considered armed and dangerous and has a large NFL tattoo on his throat.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to avoid making contact with Byrd and instead call 911, the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or the Crestview Police Department at 850-682-2055.

Information can also be provided to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Oakloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release

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