Multiple Crestview arrests Tuesday

Joint Narcotics Search Warrant with CPD JAN 2020CRESTVIEW, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020–The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Crestview Police Department joined forces Tuesday to execute a Crestview narcotics search warrant.

The OCSO and CPD executed a narcotics search warrant at a vacant business on West Cobb Avenue in Crestview resulting in eight arrests of people ranging from ages 19 to 69 on various misdemeanor charges.

All those arrested are Crestview residents.

The members of the Okaloosa County Organized Crime Task Force conducted an investigation into criminal activities at 215 West Cobb Ave. in response to complaints from community members who have witnessed drug activity, violence, prostitution and disorderly intoxication.

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Arrested are:

  • Donte M. Corey, 19, resisting arrest without violence
  • Edris Lamar James, 64, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Wendell Dale Lewis, 60, resisting arrest without violence
  • Abner Theodore McElrath, 38, child support civil commit
  • Nikia Juanette Morris, 44, active warrant for failure to appear for a financial responsibility violation/resisting arrest without violence
  • Ruth Dicen Weems, 69, resisting arrest without violence
  • James Calmese Wesley, 61, resisting arrest without violence
  • Dewayne Eugene Williams, 46, resisting arrest without violence

Multiple firearms were recovered including one that was reported stolen.

“This is a good reminder of how weapons can fall into the wrong hands and become a threat to citizens and law enforcement,” said Crestview Police Chief Stephen G. McCoster. “I encourage everyone to remove and secure weapons from their vehicles when they are not occupied.

“We would like to thank the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for their continued partnership in dealing with public nuisances and reducing crimes in our community,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing and additional felony warrants are forthcoming.

Joint OCSO and CPD news release


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