Thirty-year-old Jacob Daniel Price turned himself into the Crestview Police Department around 4 a.m., confessing to shooting his parents and two family dogs.
CRESTVIEW — A 30-year-old Crestview area resident is charged with two counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of his mother and father early Wednesday morning.
Jacob Daniel Price entered the Crestview Police Department lobby shortly after 4 a.m. with blood on his shirt and said he had shot his parents and two family dogs, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies who went to the scene found 51-year-old Jolene Price and 56-year-old Robert Price deceased in the master bedroom of their home at 6269 Equine Drive with what appeared to be fatal gunshot wounds to the head, the arrest report said.
Price lived at the home with his parents at the time of the incident, according to OCSO spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.
Two deceased dogs were also found at the house. One dog was found in the bed with victims, while the other was lying on the dining room floor, the report said. Both animals appeared to be killed with a firearm, according to the report.
Two German shepherds that were unharmed were taken into the care of PAWS.
According to PAWS executive director Dee Thompson, a family member will be taking ownership of the two surviving dogs.
In addition to the murder charges, Price also faces two counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
The motivation for the domestic violence remains under investigation.
The First Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting autopsies.
Price served in the Marine Corps from 2009-2013 as a field radio operator, where he was deployed twice from 2010 to 2011 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He left the service at the rank of private because "the character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps' expectations and standards," according to Marine Corps spokeswoman Yvonne Carlock.
More than three years ago, a similar incident happened in Crestview when Jacob Langston was accused of shooting and killing his mother, stepfather and his ex-fiancee’s boyfriend, as well as a family dog. Langston is still awaiting trial.