Police Blotter: Father, son fight; 'Pharoah' arrested

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Man tells deputy his first name is 'Pharoah'

A man who was stopped for a traffic infraction gave an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy a made up name and was arrested for falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer, according to an arrest report.

The incident occurred Sept. 26 on Legion Drive. The man told the deputy his first name was "Pharoah." The deputy checked for that name and found no records. He again asked the man for his name and the man gave him the same information.

A check of the man's fingerprints, however, revealed his true identity. He had given the officer his correct middle and last name, but an incorrect first name.

He was charged with driving with a suspended license and falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer. His court date is Oct. 16.

Man says he struck son with belt; son alleges dad punched him

A man was arrested after his son reported he'd been slapped and punched.

On Sept. 15 an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy was called to a Dancing Cloud Court residence via 9-1-1. There the son told her that his dad had been going "ballistic" and fighting with his fiancée the day before. He said his dad broke things, slapped her and threw her to the ground, then choked her and slapped her again.

He also said his dad cut himself, then told his fiancée if she called the law he'd tell them she cut him. He then left the premises.

When he returned he began yelling at his son, slapped him and punched him, the deputy was told.

The man's fiancée said he didn't hit her and was only angry with his son.

The man told lawmen he was angry with his son because he'd driven his van without permission and his fiancée had given him the keys. He denied striking his fiancée and said he took off his belt and gave his son three whacks across the bottom to discipline him. He said his son was "mouthy" so he yanked off his headphones and slapped him in the face.

He was charged with misdemeanor battery. His court date is Oct. 2.