Holt-related criminal activity

Robert James Nelson

33; from Crestview; burglary, property damage; April 1

These are additional charges added to Nelson’s previous battery, drugs and drug trafficking, and weapons charges from Sept. 30, 2020, when he was apprehended after jumping from a fourth-floor balcony to the balcony below at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. He was also wanted in Harrison County, Miss., for a drive-by shooting.

James Rodriguez

32; from Texas; hit and run with property damage, DUI and property damage, fleeing to elude, driving without a license; April 1

Katherine Pauline Brown

39, from Crestview, drugs, April 2

Jacob Ted Grice

38, out-of-county warrant in Bay County, April 5

Grice had multiple arrests in 2020, 2019 and 2017 for driving with a suspended/revoked license as well as probation violations for the above offense in 2019, 2018 and 2017, including in January 2021. He was arrested in March 2020 and July 2017 for withholding child/spouse support. Grice was also arrested on drug charges in January 2021, May 2019, April 2018 and July 2017.

Tracy Darleen Smith

55, domestic battery, April 6

Smith was arrested in March 2020 for domestic battery.

Jason Allen Rhodes

40; from Mossy Head; drugs, failure to register a vehicle; April 7

Stacy Lynn Wilkerson

35, drugs, April 8

Johnny Dwayne Sparks

35; from DeFuniak Springs; resisting arrest, drugs, out-of-county warrant in Walton County; April 7

Heather Michelle Cassady

34; out-of-state fugitive from Covington, Ala. for forgery; April 9


Incidents were in Holt unless otherwise noted. All persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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