Man charged with attempted murder in domestic violence incident

SHALIMAR, Feb. 6, 2018–The Crestview man who beat his wife and fired a shotgun at her and two other family members has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of domestic violence around 2:45 p.m. Monday to a home on Barnes Road.


Thomas Harold Davis Sr.

Thomas Harold Davis Sr., 72, said he beat his wife Carol Davis, 67, with his fists and a wooden table leg because she didn’t have his medications.

Their couple’s son, Thomas Davis Jr. and his wife Sharon Moore, came to the home after Carol texted them asking for help. Once there, the father and son got into a verbal argument.

Davis Senior pointed the shotgun in Moore’s direction and fired, causing a pellet to hit the dirt and ricochet into her neck. She was treated at North Okaloosa Medical Center.

Thomas Junior says his father also threatened to kill him and fired two rounds in his direction, but missed.

Carol Davis was treated at NOMC for injuries ranging from multiple head contusions to a black eye.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release

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