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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN GASKIN HOMICIDE

Aug 28th, 2009 | 0

On Aug. 20,  the suspect in last week’s murder of a Gaskin Community resident was arrested and taken into custody. At around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies stopped Jeffrey Allen Yates north of Laurel Hill.
Yates was reportedly driving the 1996 F-350, blue-colored Ford dually pick-up truck belonging to the alleged murder victim, Elizabeth Andrews. The stop took place without violence on New Ebenezer Road in north Okaloosa County near the community of Laurel Hill, about 1.5 miles south of the Alabama state line.
Hayward Thomas, Paxton mayor and retired Walton County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, spotted the vehicle on SR-85 and CR-393. He then placed a 9-1-1 call to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He advised them that he was behind the vehicle. Okaloosa investigators returning from school out of state drove behind Thomas’ vehicle. Additional deputies in the area assisted in the arrest of Yates….
Read the full story in the August 27, 2009 edition of the Herald Breeze.

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