By BRUCE COLLIER
A man was stabbed in an apparent argument last Thursday in DeFuniak Springs. On Sept. 25, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers from DeFuniak Springs Police Department (DFSPD) responded to a disturbance call at Cherokee Trailer Park located at 456 South 19th Street, Lot 11.
Officers arrived to find the victim, Darrell Mabron, bleeding profusely from a stab wound to his left shoulder. The victim stated that the suspect, Anthony E. Moore, had stabbed him with a kitchen knife after an argument ensued over two females. Moore then fled the scene on foot. Walton County Fire Rescue responded and transported Mabron to Healthmark Regional Medical Center where he was treated and later released.
A witness, who was visiting Mabron at the time of the incident, stated that Anthony Moore and Darrell Mabron had begun an argument outside of their residence over two females. Mabron reportedly went inside the residence to calm down. Moore followed him inside and continued the argument. Mabron reportedly feared for his safety and grabbed a kitchen knife, while telling Moore to leave the residence. Moore then grabbed a kitchen knife and started toward Mabron. The witness stated that he stepped between them to prevent a fight. Moore reportedly grabbed Mabron’s knife and was able to stab him by going over the witness.
A search of the area was conducted and Anthony Moore was observed by an officer walking a few blocks from the scene. He was detained and transported back to the scene for questioning. Moore was observed to have minor cuts to his hand. These cuts were suspected to have been caused when he grabbed the knife that Mabron was holding.
A police investigator responded to the scene and obtained statements from all parties involved. Anthony Moore was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated battery. He was transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections after being treated for his injuries.