East Bay Heights Man Jailed after Pointing Gun at Police

Posted on January 23, 2024 by Romi White

Cameron Lee Theorgood, 28, was booked Sunday, Jan. 21 into Santa Rosa County Jail after neighbors reported a disturbance involving yelling and gunfire at a home in East Bay Heights. Per police reports, Theorgood pointed a handgun at police, fled back into the home and initially refused to exit before being taken into custody.

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 7:40 p.m. responded to 2058 Government Circle after neighbors reported a disturbance.

Debra Lee Kinney told cops that her son, Cameron, had grabbed her by the wrist and told her not to open doors for anyone.

Neighbor Sarah Lynn Daniels told police she had knocked on Cameron’s bedroom window to ask for her husband’s liquor back and heard shots inside the home. She reported calling Debra and hearing Cameron yelling. Sarah’s mom, Christina Kelly, also reported that she heard yelling and gunfire from inside the home and that Debra sounded scared on the phone and stated Cameron had twisted her arm.

Dispatch advised Theorgood had a current Domestic Violence Injunction which prohibited him from possession of firearms or ammunition.

Deputies surrounded the residence and issued commands via speaker for Theorgood to come outside. Theorgood exited the south door and pointed a black handgun at six deputies, causing them to fear he was going to shoot in their direction. The suspect then retreated inside and refused to comply with law enforcement commands to exit.

Ultimately, deputies entered the residence, and Theorgood was taken into custody. He was transported to Santa Rosa County Jail without incident.

Theorgood faces the following charges:

• Six second-degree felony counts of aggravated assaulted on a law enforcement officer;
• First-degree misdemeanor battery – domestic violence;
• First-degree misdemeanor contempt of court for violation of a domestic violence injunction;
• Two misdemeanor counts of probation violation.

He was issued a $63,000 bond and remains in jail. He will be arraigned at 9 a.m., February 15 before First Judicial Circuit Judge Clifton Drake. He’s also scheduled for an April 11 felony docket day.