Crestview man arrested after four-hour standoff

CRESTVIEW, Fla., June 20, 2021—A Crestview man was arrested yesterday after a four-hour standoff with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Jason Robert Miles

Jason Robert Miles, 37, was arrested after deputies arrived at a residence on John King to serve a warrant for two counts of aggravated battery and armed burglary involving a June 7 incident in Crestview.

When OCSO deputies arrived at the home to serve the warrants around 4 p.m., the occupants refused to open the door.

After several public address speaker announcements, the front door was breached and two people inside were charged with resisting arrest without violence.

Miles, however, fled to the attic, possibly armed.

The OCSO Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit responded. The SRT dispersed “less lethal gas” inside the home, according to the arrest report.

Four hours later, Miles ultimately surrendered and was charged with resisting arrest.

The warrants for aggravated battery and armed burglary involve a June 7 incident at a Crestview storage unit facility where Miles is accused of punching a woman repeatedly, hitting her with a baseball bat and intentionally ramming her car multiple times following an argument.

Also arrested were Barbara Megan Childs, 31, from Baker, and Bernard Windell Clark, 49, from Crestview, for resisting arrest.

Staff and OCSO news release

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