Monday, October 20, 2014
"JAY, FL — The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people involved in an apparent murder/suicide near Jay early Thursday morning.
"The Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting at 3771 Nowling Road at 5:56 a.m., and deputies were on scene within three minutes.
"Deputies found two deceased individuals—a male and a female—inside the residence. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said the incident was domestic violence related.
"The victims were identified as 41-year old Misty Wright Herring and 43-year old Max Bruce Herring. According to court records, the two were in the process of getting a divorce.
"The shooting appeared to have occurred sometime during the overnight hours. Misty had two children from a previous marriage. Lt. Leeland Butcher said the children were not involved in the shooting and are being cared for by relatives.
"Investigators were also seen combing through a truck in the parking lot of the Moore Creek-Mt Carmel Utilities company, a short distance from the scene. Investigators removed at lease one weapon, a long gun, from the vehicle. The vehicle reportedly belonged to one of the victims.
"The incident remains under investigation."