Editor’s note: This story has been updated from a previous version to include the name of the suspect and charges.

A 22-year suspect from Georgia, identified as Taylon Nichelle Celestine, was taken into custody after reportedly shooting into other vehicles along I-10 in Washington County. 

Holmes County Communications received a call from a local motel on Monday, April 8, stating that a black female told employees that she was God and was going on a shooting spree, according to a news release from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. Reports then came in about the shootings.

“A trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol observed the suspect vehicle, a purple Dodge Challenger, exit the interstate in Ponce de Leon and enter the rest area,” the news release said. “The vehicle then made a U-turn and attempted to get back on the interstate. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, and the suspect vehicle pulled over.”

Personnel with HCSO arrived and the suspect was taken into custody. Celestine is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and improper discharge of firearm. 

“Additional HCSO investigators and deputies canvassed the area of I-10 between Bonifay and Ponce de Leon to locate and assist possible victims,” the news release said. “Currently, there appear to be two victims. One has been cleared and released and the other is receiving medical attention.”

The investigation into the matter is ongoing. 

“As the sole suspect is in custody, there is no remaining threat to the community,” the news release said.

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