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FDLE arrests Bonifay man for child pornography, illegal weapon

 
BONIFAY, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Edward Steven Matkovcik, 59, of 395 E. Brock Avenue, Bonifay Springs, on 19 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

FDLE, with assistance from Bonifay Police Department and the FBI, conducted a search warrant at Matkovcik’s residence. During on-scene forensic review of electronic devices found at the scene, agents found numerous child pornography files, including numerous child exploitation images depicting children as young as three years old. Agents also found a loaded firearm in Matkovcik’s bedroom.
 
Matkovcik was arrested with the assistance of Bonifay Police Department and booked into the Holmes County Jail, where he remains on $62,000 bond. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit.
 
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For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001