UPDATE 1:44 pm Captured!OCSO Searching for Armed Domestic Violence Suspect
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jan 09 2023 7:29 AM
OKALOOSA COUNTY :The active search for an armed domestic violence suspect in the region northeast of
Crestview that had been underway using multiple OCSO specialized units and deputies has been
suspended at this time due to a lack of leads, however we ask residents to take safety precautions,
remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity immediately.
OCSO Deputies will remain active in the area.
They began searching for 29-year old Joshua Lee Colley following a reported domestic violence
incident at a home on Third Avenue in Laurel Hill around 10:30 this morning.
Colley was reported armed with a handgun when he left in a truck, crashing it a short time later
near Poverty Creek Road before running into woods.
Several nearby roads were closed temporarily as a precaution as deputies and specialized units
arrived to set up a perimeter and attempt to find Colley.
The search was called off shortly before 3 p.m. when Colley could not be located and no new
leads had emerged.
Colley meantime also has several active warrants for failure to appear.
He’s considered armed and dangerous and anyone who sees Colley should NOT attempt to make
contact with him; instead please notify local law enforcement immediately.
The OCSO today captured a wanted violent fugitive with multiple active warrants who had fled deputies holding a gun after crashing his truck Sunday northeast of Crestview.
29-year old Joshua Colley was taken into custody at a home off Clover Street.
He initially refused to exit the house but ultimately came out, and was taken into custody without incident.
Details to follow.