For Immediate Release
October 30, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
THREE MORE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH OKALOOSA ISLAND
Investigators say Pursley intentionally cut 18-year old Dante Quinn in
the throat with a box cutter style knife. It happened during a fight outside a
home at 411 Cobia Avenue on Okaloosa Island, where Quinn and some friends had
gathered to watch movies. Quinn is expected to survive.
Christopher Bedsole, who was at the scene with Pursley, was arrested
Sunday and charged with being a principle to aggravated battery. Late Monday
night investigators also charged another participant, 23-year old Christopher
Langford of Defuniak Springs, with tampering with evidence and criminal
mischief. They say Langford threw a beer bottle through the window of Quinn's
car and also helped hide Bedsole's car when he knew deputies were searching
In addition, 22-year old Sean Benjamin Wassner of Fort Walton Beach is
now charged with accessory after the fact to aggravated battery and resisting an
officer without violence. Deputies say Wassner told them he didn't know "K.T."
or have any information about his whereabouts. They later found "K.T."
hiding in Wassner's apartment, where he had been hiding from law enforcement.