Just after midnight Friday Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on LaGrange Road in reference to a victim who was stabbed.
The victim was brought to a nearby gas station by witnesses at the scene and was transported to an area hospital before deputies arrived. He suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and was transported in critical condition. A deputy was sent to the hospital following the patient being transported.
The suspect, identified as Jefferson Charles Michael Helton, 26, of Cantonment fled the scene and is still at large at this time.
Helton has a Felony Violation of Probation for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon out of Escambia County.
Deputies are still in the area of Lagrange Road BOLOing the area.
We ask that any residents in the area do NOT approach him and immediately call 911 if he is spotted.