Pace Man Arrested After Stabbing his Father and Family Dog Over Keys to a vehicle.

June 12, 2017

A Pace man who fought deputies as they were trying to arrest him for a stabbing incident was tased twice.

David Marlan Heck Jr.

Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on Forest Creek Rd in Pace on June 11, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm for a reported stabbing. The initial call came in as the suspect tabbed a male that was on scene as well as a dog.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed a male suspect, later identified as David marlan Heck Jr., running from the residence and dive into a pool. When deputies pursued Heck on foot and he noticed them coming, he attempted to run on foot.

During the foot chase, a deputy deployed a Taser which missed Heck. A second deputy deployed his taser which struck Heck in the back. After a brief struggle, Heck was detained. During the struggle, Heck damaged some property belonging to a deputy.

When deputies made contact with the initial caller, it was revealed David Marlan Heck Jr. had entered his parents house and asked for the keys to a van that was outside. When his father told him no because he did not have a driver license, Heck Jr. became enraged and walked outside. Upon his return he started arguing with his father. During the argument, Heck Jr. grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the family dog twice in the back. Heck Jr’s father attempted to intervene and Heck Jr. started yelling “I will kill you” and advanced toward his father and mother. During the disturbance Heck jr. stabbed his father twice in the arms.

Heck Jr’s father then grabbed a pole to defend them and both he and his wife ran into a back room where they barricaded the door shut and called for help.

Both the victim and the dog was listed okay after the incident.

Heck was charged with Aggravated Assault with a weapon, Aggravated Battery, Burglary, Resisting an Officer and Cruelty to an animal. Heck was taken to the Santa Rosa County Jail where he was being held without bond.

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