OKALOOSA COUNTY-- A Ft. Walton Beach man will be going to prison for 31 years for attempted murder.

Circuit Judge John Brown pronounced the sentence Wednesday against 47 year old Arnold Jerome Knight.

Knight severely attacked 58 year old Mary Strange at her Kathy Court home in Mary Esther back in September 2012.

He beat her with the 16 inch metal handle of a hydraulic jack.

Deputies found a bloody pipe in a ditch at the scene.

Authorities had served a domestic violence restraining order against Knight the day before the attack.

Knight is classified as a reoffender and must serve at least 30 years of the sentence.


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