DESTIN — A man who was a potential suspect in a domestic violence investigation was arrested after repeatedly interrupting a deputy’s questioning of his wife.
The deputy was called to the couple’s home for a welfare check after the woman’s mother sent a text saying “if she’s dead, it’s (the suspect’s) fault,” according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. When the deputy arrived at the home to check on the woman, her husband came outside and commanded him to leave by “yelling boisterously.”
The deputy asked the wife to step outside and speak with him without the presence of her husband. While doing so, the husband came outside at least five times and yelled at his wife to “immediately come in the home and stop speaking with law enforcement.” The deputy said in the report the man’s actions “hindered (his) ability to garner information from the possible victim” and made him fear for his safety due to the man’s abrasiveness.
The 60-year-old man was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence, a misdemeanor.