Suspect in custody following stabbing in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – On Tuesday night, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence involving a stabbing.

Authorities said the incident happened around 5 p.m. on Rocky Creek Road where it was reported that a victim had been stabbed with a knife.

Deputies and Jackson County Fire Rescue arrived at the scene. Upon arrival, they saw severe lacerations on the victim’s forearm and a significant amount of blood, according to a news release.

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Following the early stages of the investigation, deputies said they determined Joseph McDowell to be the suspect.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they made contact with McDowell at a local park, where he admitted to stabbing the victim after a brief verbal altercation.

McDowell was arrested and is being charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

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