A Fort Walton Beach area man wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and domestic violence battery was located in a Miracle Strip Parkway motel yesterday by members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section.
Deputies had been called to the Circle Drive home of 29-year old Deandre Seymore Short on August 11th after a woman said Short had pushed a black handgun into her cheek and punched her repeatedly in the face with his fists. The victim had numerous bruises and cuts, including a circular-shaped bruise consistent with the muzzle of a firearm on her cheek.
The Special Response and Crisis Negotiations Teams responded to the complex after it was initially believed Short may have barricaded himself inside his apartment, but deputies later learned he had escaped by climbing out a window.
Short’s time on the run came to an end when the OCSO tracked him to a room at the Super 8 Motel August 15th. Short was challenged when he left the room but tried to flee once again. He was captured and now faces an additional charge of resisting an officer without violence.