Man suspected of murder jailed in Okaloosa for violating probation


Archie Lee Hauck

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Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 15:22 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH -- A man authorities believe could be responsible for the death of a woman whose body was found in December in Baldwin County, Ala., is being held in Okaloosa County on a violation of probation charge.

If the theory presented in court Tuesday by Assistant State Attorney John Molchan is correct, Archie Lee Hauck killed Pensacola resident Nancy Craycraft while under house arrest.

However, Hauck has not been charged by sheriff’s offices in Alabama or Florida.

While the death of Craycraft remains under investigation, Bill Bishop, Okaloosa County’s chief assistant state attorney, said his office will seek a 20-year maximum sentence for Hauck for violating community control.

“We are going to seek a very lengthy prison sentence based on the charges we have here,” Bishop said. “If the murder investigation turns into something we can charge, we’ll do that. We just want to be sure we can hold him.”

An evidentiary hearing in the case is scheduled for April 4.

Bishop’s office had requested prison time for Hauck in May 2011 after he pleaded no contest to two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer and one count of drug possession.

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