Aggravated Battery Suspect Captured

By: Michelle Nicholson, OKSO
By: Michelle Nicholson, OKSO

A 27-year-old Fort Walton Beach man suspected of beating, choking and pistol-whipping his girlfriend has been arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

Active warrants served against Vincente Singleterry include failure to appear on original charges of burglary and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Investigators took him into custody shortly before midnight at Apartment B-5, 204 Fourth Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. Deputies had been searching for Singleterry since August 25th in connection with a domestic violence attack on 24-year-old Suzanne Cicchetti of 638 Virginia Oak Court.

The Sheriff's Office Special Response Team responded to Cicchetti's address early Friday morning after she showed up at a neighbor's town home covered with blood. Two children were inside Cichetti's residence when the attack took place, but deputies recovered both unharmed. Singleterry had left the scene before deputies arrived.

Warrants are currently pending against Singleterry for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, kidnapping, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and child neglect.

He was taken to the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.


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