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Press Release
October 24, 2019
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Inmate Arrested Following Assault on Staff

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Inmate Steven Sayre. Sayre is charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Following the arrest Sayre was transported to the Okaloosa County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney William Eddins of the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee. § 119.071(4)(b), F.S.

Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.

The home addresses, telephone numbers, in-cluding cellu-lar and personal pager numbers, social securi-ty numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facil-ities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S

Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.

119.071[2][e], F.S., exempting all in-formation “revealing the substance of a confessi-on” by a person ar-rested until there is a fi-nal disposi-tion in the case.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 95,000 inmates and supervises nearly 164,000 offenders in the community.

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