The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says a Jasper Alabama man being held on multiple felony charges pointed a shotgun at his ex-wife through the back door of her Niceville home Monday morning before shooting through the door and into the house. 53-year old Michael Crump is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling, burglary with assault or battery, criminal mischief over one-thousand dollars, and violation of a domestic violence injunction. The ex-wife was able to run upstairs, crawl out a bedroom window, and then onto the roof of the garage to escape. She then fled to safety in a neighbor’s home.
An Okaloosa deputy responding to the victim’s 9-1-1 call says when he arrived Crump had gotten into his car and was attempting to leave. The deputy blocked the roadway with his patrol car and ordered Crump to stop, but Crump drove onto a lawn and took off.
He was later captured by Okaloosa deputies on Highway 20 in Walton County.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Dive Unit located the suspected shotgun in Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County. Deputies also found a yellow colored spent shotgun shell casing which was matched to the casing found inside the victim’s home on Laura Lane. Damage inside the residence is estimated at nearly 10-thousand dollars.
Crump had been issued a domestic violence injunction on July 21, 2010 which ordered him to stay at least five-hundred feet away from his ex-wife and her home. That injunction was issued following Crump’s arrest for battering her on July 3rd.