POLICE BLOTTER: Altercations in the harbor district

staff reports

Wife: ‘Are you ready to die tonight?'

Deputies say a Huntsville, Ala., woman attacked her husband at a local nightspot, asking him if were “ready to die tonight.”

The fracas took place Aug. 4 at Nightown. A deputy saw the woman run up to her husband and begin punching him in the face. She also screamed, “Are you ready to die tonight, (expletive)?” as she punched him, the deputy wrote in the report.

The woman said she had been in a fight with her husband earlier inside Nightown, then sought him out to continue the fight.

The report didn’t say what she was mad about.

She was charged with misdemeanor battery. Her plea date is Aug. 27.

Biker says he disagreed with other man; other man answered with fists

Two men got into an argument at a local nightspot, lawmen report, and one ended up being arrested for battery.

The incident took place Aug. 2 at Coyote Ugly, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The apparent victim said he and another man were involved in a “discussion” and when he disagreed with something the man said, the man began punching him on the left side of his chest. When the victim asked why the man was punching him, the man started punching him in the face, the man said.

The victim was sitting on his motorcycle at the time.

A deputy spoke to the defendant, who acknowledged they had argued but said he only pushed the victim.

He was charged with misdemeanor battery. His plea date is Aug. 20.

Deputy wristlocks drunk man into submission

A 30-year-old Destin man faces an obstruction charge after he ran from deputies and tried to grab a deputy’s hand, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says.

On Aug. 5 deputies were called to a Harbor Boulevard address to deal with a suspicious person. They found a 30-year-old Shalimar man who appeared to be highly intoxicated and would not provide the information he was asked to give.

While one deputy spoke with a property manager and maintenance person, another stood with the man. At one point the man jumped up and ran downstairs. Despite being told several times to stop running, he continued until there was no place else to go. He sat down. The deputy handcuffed him and led him back upstairs.

The deputy said that when the man was being escorted to a patrol car he began to tense up. He pulled away and tried to grab the deputy’s hand. When he continued resisting, the deputy wrestled him to the ground. The deputy said he continued to try to grab his hand and leg, so he placed the man in a wristlock, at which the man said he was finished.

He was charged with obstruction without violence. His plea date is Aug. 27.