November 7th Update, What Records Reveal About The Suspect in November 5th Killing

Current as of 8:00 PM on November The Sheriff’s Office of Okaloosa County continues to investigate the shooting death of a person over the weekend at a home near The Oaks Condo Complex in unincorporated Niceville. They have not yet released the name of the victim – but several developments have taken place, according to Court Records. 


The Okaloosa County Jail’s records reveal Susan Rebecca Cole has been released on $20,000 bond about five hours after she was booked in Crestview. 


The Okaloosa County Clerk’s Office records note Cole will go before Judge Mary Polson for her Felony Plea on December 13th and return to court for a pretrial conference with Judge Terrance R. Ketchel. 


Court records further reveal Cole has no online arrest record in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia or Walton Counties. Additionally, Cole has no record of marriage or divorce in Okaloosa County. 


Currently, there are no attorneys of record for the prosecution or defense. 


We’ll post more information at as we get it.

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At the scene on November 5th. 📸: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
A photo of the crime scene at 138 Adams in unincorporated Niceville.

Information As Of November 6th at 1PM.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Susan Rebecca Cole in relation to the shooting death of an unnamed victim November 5th. 

Deputies say the shooting took place at 138 Adams street – a home which the property records of Okaloosa County say belong to a Susan Hutcheson. 

According to the arrest affidavit, the Sheriffs office received a 911 call from the home in the unincorporated county from the alleged killer, Cole. 

When they arrived at the house, deputies found Cole on the front porch. Deputies went inside the house, where they found a person in the hallway of the house with “an apparent gunshot wound” to the head. 

Cole told deputies the victim came to the house with a gun. According to her post-Miranda interview – Cole claimed that the victim was holding the gun by the barrel and placed the gun on a table in the living room and had a conversation with Cole. 

At some point in the conversation, the victim left the room. The firearm was supposedly left in the room with Cole. Cole says the person then went to the bathroom. The alleged killer, Cole, followed the person. Cole then says that the victim asked her what she was doing and attempted to stand up. That’s when she said she told the person “no” and allegedly shot them. 

In the affidavit, deputies say that they “found evidence that corroborates the defendants statements” when they executed a search warrant. 

Deputies Charged Cole with “murder without premeditated design.”

We’ll post more information at as we get it. 

Rebecca Cole was arrested by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies for Murder.

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