Century Man Charged With Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon

September 25, 2018

A Century man was arrested for allegedly pulled a gun on a man and threatening to kill the man’s friend.

Aaron Lee Sutton, 29, was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident on September 6 on Crary Road . He was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery.

The victim told deputies that he was walking home when Sutton stopped and offered him a ride to the home he shares with a friend. When they arrived, Sutton reached into his vehicle center console and retrieved a pistol, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, before running toward the door yelling that he was going to kill the victim’s friend.

Sutton allegedly grabbed the man by the throat and pointed the gun at his face before driving away “yelling and screaming” that he was going to kill his friend inside the home, the report states.

The friend told deputies that he saw Sutton beating on the door of the home with a firearm and observed him grab the other victim, but he said he did not see Sutton point the firearm at the victim, according to the ECSO.

Sutton was released from jail on a $6,000 bond.

DUI Driver Gets Life For Crash That Kill Two Sisters In Pace

September 25, 2018

A Santa Rosa County man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the DUI manslaughter death of two girls in Pace.

Kailen Kelly, age 35  of Pace, was traveling at a high rate of speed May 6 when he crossed into another lane on Woodbine Road and slammed his 2008 Ford pickup head-on into a 2010 Buick driven by 39-year old Melanie Harrell of Pace. . Stormie P. Harrell, 7, and Michaela D. Sidney, 17, were killed. Melanie Harrell and 18-year old McKenzie Murphy were injured.

Kelly’s license was suspended until April 2018 — reinstated just days before the crash — after he refused to submit to a DUI test in Okaloosa County in 2017. His past includes threatening a person with a firearm and discharging a firearm in Escambia County and two prior DUI convictions.

He had a blood alcohol level of .149, had marijuana in his system and refused a breath test after the double fatal crash May 6, according to testimony. He showed no remorse, and a 12 pack of beer was found in his truck.

Kelly was charged with two counts of DUI-vehicular manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury to another, refusing to submit to a DUI test after license suspension, reckless driving, fleeing/eluding police and other traffic offenses.

Pictured top: Kelly’s vehicle following a double fatal crash. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.