A Crestview man considered armed and dangerous and wanted in connection with multiple felonies in multiple jurisdictions has been caught by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
OCSO deputies were on the trail of 31-year-old Jon Michael White, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an arson investigation in Alabama as well as multiple are residential burglaries, beginning around 6:30 last night. Around 7 p.m. deputies located White in the Niceville Wal-Mart. White charged one of the deputies and struck him in the shoulder before running out of an emergency exit and into the woods. He lit a fire in the woods as an attempt to evade arrest. The Niceville Fire Department extinguished the fire.
A perimeter was set up and aK9 Unit called in to track White. The Niceville Police Department received calls of a man matching White's description, trying to open car doors in a nearby neighborhood. A few hours later he was located riding in a car stopped by OCSO deputies for an expired tag.
White was taken to the Okaloosa County Jail and is being charged with resisting arrest with violence, resisting arrest without violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. The investigation is ongoing.
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