For Immediate Release
July 11, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
MAN STABBED ON OKALOOSA ISLAND
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that took place around 1:30 this morning on Okaloosa Island in front of the Green Frog nightspot.
27-year old Jonathan Hess, last known address of 79 9th Avenue in Shalimar, was stabbed in the leg after a confrontation with five men. Hess and his brother were heading home on bicycles when a car carrying five Asian males drove by. They exchanged words and the men got out of the car and stabbed Hess during a brief fight. He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The suspects’ car is described as white Acura with a California tag. It had large rims and a spoiler. Four of the five Asian males had short black hair but one had longer black hair with light-colored streaks.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.
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