CHIPLEY - One man has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after police discovered he had stabbed a man.
Raul Escalera, 52, of Chipley, was arrested after Chipley Police Department officers responded to a call in reference to a stabbing at 688 Deermont Circle, a CHP news release stated. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim sitting on the porch with large knife protruding from his shoulder.
The victim was in stable condition Monday and expected to make a full recovery, the release stated.
Officers found Escalera on the property. An investigation into the incident suggest that alcohol and drug use played a role in the altercation that led to the stabbing, the release stated.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, Escalera remains in custody at Washington County Jail with a $50,000 bond.