CRESTVIEW, Fla., Jan. 10, 2022—A Crestview-area murder suspect is in custody after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies found him in the victim’s car last night in a Fort Walton Beach neighborhood.
Joshua Kyle Nunn, 41, has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder.
Deputies were called to a home on Acorn Drive in Crestview around 7 p.m. last night and found the victim on her bed covered in blood, according to the arrest report.
Her car was missing and OCSO investigators quickly developed Nunn as a suspect.
Deputies captured Nunn about three hours later in the victim’s car in the Kiwi/Carson area of Fort Walton Beach.
According to the report, around 3 a.m. Jan. 8, Nunn walked in to the sleeping victim’s bedroom and began hitting her with a hammer.
Nunn told deputies that during the attack, the woman looked at Nunn and told him, “I love you.” Not able to look at the woman, he tried to suffocate her with a pillow before finally wrapping an alarm clock cord around her neck, choking her, according to the report.
He then took all the phones to prevent her from calling for help and left in her car.
Nunn told deputies he attacked the victim because he wanted his debit card and her debit card.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release