The Okaloosa County Sheriff's office has charged a Kentucky man who recently arrived in Fort Walton Beach with armed robbery and theft.
The robbery took place at the Sonic drive-in in Mary Esther early Sunday morning.
20-year-old Sean Kenneth Malcolm is accused of robbing the restaurant around 4 a.m. and pointed a handgun toward workers demanding money.
He then left and went to a Navarre hotel.
Malcolm told investigators he paid for the room with cash he took from the Sonic restaurant.
He was arrested at an apartment in Fort Walton Beach.