NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

LAUREL HILL MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Laurel Hill man with attempted second-degree murder. 28-year old Jonathan James Henson of 8124 5th street is accused of stabbing Jeremy Williams of Florala, Alabama in the side of the head with a knife. Williams was able to walk to a nearby convenience store for help.

      Deputies say Williams lost large amounts of blood and was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center in critical condition. When they went to Williams’ home, Jonathan Henson and his brother were there and made incriminating statements about the crime before becoming aware of their presence. They also found three knives in Jonathan Henson’s pockets, including one with blood on the blade.

       In addition, deputies found a trail of blood from the victim’s location to the street in front of 8124 5TH Street.

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