The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach man with battery and aggravated battery causing
great bodily harm.
Wednesday, May 23rd, to James Richard Hines during a fight.
The altercation took place at 910 South Santa Rosa Boulevard on
Hines was taken by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola where at last word he was listed in critical condition.
Carriera told investigators that he and Hines got into a verbal
argument and that Hines got up from his computer in an aggressive
manner so he hit him in the head three times.
He says he also struck James Patrick Judy, who ran out of the residence.
Carriera also said when he went back inside, Hines was trying to get up, so he kicked him twice in the ribs and then punched him in the ribs.