Report: Man huffing gasoline attacks woman with crowbar

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Mat Pellegrino

A man that was allegedly huffing gasoline attacked a woman with a crowbar inside a Navarre residence on Tuesday, resulting in the man’s arrest on two domestic violence related charges.
According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the suspect, 42-year-old Richard Morgan, was arrested following the allegations from a female victim and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Weapon and Battery.
The arrest report indicated that the victim came to her residence on Nelson Street and saw Morgan huffing gasoline at around 5:30 p.m. that day.
The report stated that the suspect became enraged, and started chasing after the victim. The victim told the responding deputy that she ran inside the residence to keep away from the man.
After running into the residence, Morgan took a crowbar and pried open the side door of the residence, according to the victim’s statement.
When Morgan was able to enter the home, the victim said the suspect raised the crowbar above her as if he was going to strike her, and demanded that the victim give him his cell phone, which she had possession of.
Following the demand, the victim fled the residence through the front door and made an attempt to get away from Morgan. The report indicated that the victim tried to get back inside of the residence, but Morgan pushed and grabbed the victim so she could not get inside.
The victim was eventually able to pry away from the suspect and enter the home where she locked the doors and called law enforcement.
He remains behind bars at Santa Rosa County Jail without bond as of press time.