On Saturday, March 28th, deputies responded to a physical altercation at a home off Wildwood Drive in Freeport. Two white males were observed by deputies fighting inside the home. Both individuals were separated and identified as 35 year old Brandon Shaw and 34 year old Zachary Price. The homeowner, 33 year old Amber Cook, relayed to deputies that she had a trespass warning issued for Price who had walked thru her front door without her consent. When she asked him to leave, Price began threatening her. As Cook was trying to make her way out of the residence, Price grabbed her and pulled her back inside the house and struck her in the back of the head. Shaw observed the incident and immediately ran to Cook’s defense. Shaw and Price got into an altercation where Shaw was hit with an Estwing Claw Hammer by Price. Shaw was able to secure Price until deputies arrived. All parties involved were treated by EMS and Price was transported to Healthmark Regional Medical Center.
Once released from the hospital, Zachary Lee Price, of 4576 John Avenue, Destin, was transported to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Jail. A patrol deputy asked Price if he had anything on his person that could not go into the jail and Price replied “No.” During a search, a detention deputy at the jail pulled a small plastic bag from Price’s right front pocket that tested positive for methamphetamine. Price is charged with aggravated battery, battery, false imprisonment, burglary, possession of a controlled substance and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.