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A Crestview area man who was the subject of an intense search Sunday was tracked today to a home on Clover Street in the Auburn community and taken into custody on multiple felony charges and prior active warrants.

OCSO deputies began looking for 29-year old Joshua Colley Sunday morning in connection to a reported aggravated domestic battery involving a firearm in Laurel Hill.

Colley left the scene but crashed his truck later near John Nix Road and Painter Branch Road northeast of Crestview. He fled into the woods holding a handgun.

An intense search was conducted by the OCSO with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and Okaloosa Department of Corrections. The Crestview Police Department also provided assistance.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to track Colley this morning to a home on Clover Road. The OCSO Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiations Unit, K9 teams and others responded. Colley initially refused to exit the home, then came out and was taken into custody without incident.

Along with active outstanding warrants for failure to appear on multiple cases, additional charges against Colley now include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence battery, felony fleeing and eluding at high speed, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and more.

The victim in the domestic violence case says Colley slapped her in the face, which knocked her back into a couch, pointed a gun at her, and told her he was going to kill her before leaving the scene.