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Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office IT Manager terminated, arrested on New Mexico warrant

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday, August 21, the arrest and termination of 46-year-old Eli Lisko, a civilian employee who worked as an IT Manager for the department since […]

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday, August 21, the arrest and termination of 46-year-old Eli Lisko, a civilian employee who worked as an IT Manager for the department since September 2022.

Lisko was arrested on a warrant recently issued out of San Juan County, New Mexico related to allegations of felony child sexual abuse. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, working jointly with the FBI, contacted the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office regarding the outstanding warrants against Lisko.

According to the warrant, the victim claims Lisko committed acts of sexual child abuse against them between January 1995 and October 1997 while they were both living in San Juan County.

“It goes without saying we took prompt action to assist New Mexico investigators in every way possible. He was immediately terminated this morning,” said Sheriff Eric Aden in a statement. “Our hearts go out to the victim and we pray justice will be served.”

Lisko was transported to the Okaloosa County Jail Monday morning where he will be held pending extradition to New Mexico to face the sexual abuse charges. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office stated they terminated Lisko immediately upon learning of the allegations and arrest warrant against him.

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