DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A meth user claiming police had planted something in his head was arrested for threatening his sister, neice and grand-nephew with a metal pipe when they were trying to get their mail.
According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a disturbance at a DeFuniak Springs home on Oct. 8. The victim told deputies she, her daughter and 3-month-old grandson had gone to their home to check her mail since she hadn’t stayed there for a while. When she got there, her brother came out of the home screaming he was going to “blow her (expletive) head off.”
The man then picked up a 3-foot-long metal pipe and charged at the victim, who had rolled her driver’s side car window up just in time. The man proceeded to beat the mailbox and trash can with the metal pole and bash the window in with his fist as if he was trying to bust it.
The victim’s daughter called 911 and the man took off walking down the road. When deputies located him, he became hostile and started screaming, telling the deputies that they were “trying to get him and we have something in his eye or brain/ear where we watch everything he does and says.”
The victim advised her brother was a frequent meth user and his outbursts had gotten worse over the years, to the point where she and her family feared for their safety.
The 46-year-old man was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a felony. He was booked into the Walton County Jail and released on $10,000 bond.