NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

(CORRECTION: LAGRONE WAS TAKEN TO SACRED HEART HOSPITAL OF THE EMERALD COAST IN SOUTH WALTON COUNTY)

      DESTIN MAN CHARGED IN STABBING

     A Destin man is accused of stabbing his nephew early Friday morning during an argument in their home. 52-year old Dennis Edward Clarke of 419 Main Street is charged with aggravated battery domestic violence.

     Investigators say Clarke was arguing with his nephew, 32-year old Jeremy LaGrone, around 2 a.m. Friday morning in the living room.  The argument turned physical. They say Clarke stabbed LaGrone in the back with an 8-inch serrated bread knife. At last word LaGrone was in guarded condition at Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast in South Walton County .

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