NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

STABBING SUSPECT CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY

       

     A 19-year old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon following a stabbing incident on Wednesday, September 23rd, at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office located suspect Christopher Gregory Knockum at his home address of 341 Hollywood Boulevard shortly after the violent altercation.

     Investigators say Knockum stabbed 18-year old Adrian Clark of 224 Oxford Court in Mary Esther in the upper left arm during a fight around 5:45 p.m. inside the shopping complex. Clark was taken by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

     Witnesses say the pair were fighting over a female and a ten dollar debt Knockum reportedly owed Clark.

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