Yesterday, Santa Rosa County Deputies received information regarding an individual residing on Sanibel Lane in Gulf Breeze that had multiple warrants. After a period of time, deputies ascertained the suspect they were looking for, Christopher Robert Creighton, was indeed inside of the home, hiding.
Believing the suspect was possible barricading himself in the home, reports say SWAT team members responded to the residence to make entry.
Just after 1 p.m., SWAT made entry and systematically searched the home while announcing their presence, and demanding that the suspect surrender. SWAT reached the attic which was the last possible location of the suspect, a Sheriff’s K-9 was released to search for Creighton. The dog located the suspect who was in hiding. Reports say the suspect refused to surrender and was bitten by the K-9. Creighton was immediately taken into custody and Creighton was treated for minor dog bite injuries by EMS. Deputies say he was then transported to a local hospital. Creighton has 4 warrants out of Santa Rosa County (Conditional Release Violations 3 misdemeanors; 1 felony), and multiple warrants from Escambia County.