CRESTVIEW — A man who allegedly beat his wife with his fists and a wooden table leg and then fired a shotgun at two other family members has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery.
Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies responded to 6253 Barnes Road in the Auburn community north of Crestview about 2:45 p.m. Monday after getting reports of a domestic violence incident at the home of 72-year old Thomas Davis Sr., according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office.
Davis' wife, 67-year old Carol Davis, told deputies he attacked her because she did not have his medications, according to the press release. The couple’s son, Thomas Davis Jr., and his wife, Sharon Moore, came to the home after Carol texted them for help.
Once there, the father and son got into an argument. Davis Sr. allegedly pointed the shotgun in Moore’s direction and fired, causing a pellet to hit the dirt and ricochet into her neck, the release said. She was treated at North Okaloosa Medical Center.
Thomas Jr. said his father also threatened to kill him, and fired two rounds in his direction but missed.
Carol Davis was treated at North Okaloosa for injuries ranging from head contusions to a black eye.