For Immediate Release
December 16, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
DESTIN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 29-year old Jonathan Joseph Wright of 793 Bayou Drive in Destin with Attempted Felony Murder. Wright was arrested at the victim's home, 910 Santa Rosa Boulevard, around 10:15 Monday night.
Deputies responding to a call of a disturbance in progress at that address heard the sound of cement blocks falling and found Wright standing over James R. Hines, who was semi-conscious and bleeding heavily from the head.
A witness says she heard Wright yell, "I'm going to kill you" and that he then picked up a cement block and hit Hines in the head three to four times. Hines suffered extensive injuries and was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Wright is being held in the Okaloosa County Department of Corrections in Crestview.