DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a domestic dispute Wednesday
afternoon at Woodridge Apartments. A
female complainant advised that her estranged husband, 63 year old Antonino
Arcabascio, had become enraged and began breaking furniture and other items in
the apartment. The complainant also
advised that Arcabascio had armed himself with a butcher knife.
Officers arrived at approximately 3:10 p.m. and made contact with
the caller. She stated that her husband
was inside the apartment and armed with two large butcher knives. When Officers
approached the apartment, Arcabascio quickly slammed the door shut and locked
it. The caller mentioned that the suspect had made threats to use the knives. Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to
assist and entry was made, including forced entry into an interior room. Arcabascio was taken into custody after a
brief struggle and Taser deployment. Arcabascio sustained minor injuries and was
transported to Healthmark Regional Medical Center before being transported to
the Walton County Jail.
Arcabascio was booked on charges of felony criminal mischief for
causing extensive damage to apartments windows, doors, and a stove. Additionally he was charged with misdemeanor
criminal mischief for damaging other personal property, and for an outstanding
warrant for violation of probation. He
is currently awaiting first appearance.