Emanuel Lamar Colley has been indicted for first degree premeditated murder in the stabbing death of Christopher Broxson

BAKER — A local man is being held without bond after being indicted Friday on a charge of first degree premeditated murder.


Emanuel Lamar Colley, 23, was indicted by an Okaloosa County grand jury for the stabbing death of 54-year-old Christopher Broxson, according to a press release from the State Attorney’s office,


The charges are based on a June 23 incident where Broxson was found dead on property located at 1775 Dad’s Road with a laceration to his neck and a stab wound to his chest.


Colley lived in an RV on the property at the time of the incident.


During Colley's first encounter with Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies on the day of the incident, deputies noted his "extreme behavior." They described Colley as a "roller coaster," his arrest report said.


Colley at one point said he needed to protect his family, according to the arrest report.


During several recorded interviews, Colley denied any involvement in Broxson's death and said he was in the shower when Broxson was killed.


Colley's DNA was later found on a wet towel and a beer can near the victim, according to the Sheriff's Office. A combination of Colley's and Broxson's blood was also found on Colley's shorts, the report said.


Colley is currently being held in the Okaloosa County Jail.