CHIPLEY — Chipley Police Department reported the arrest of Shaun Reed, 45, of Chipley on two charges of attempted murder on July 10.
According to the report the Chipley Police department responded to call about a stabbing during the evening hours of July 9 and when they arrived at the residence found Stephanie Jackson, 40, of Chipley lying on the living room floor “in a large pool of blood.”
Shortly after they found Dwight Murphy, 25, of Marianna with several stab wounds and both victims were transported by the Washington County EMS to the Northwest Florida Community Hospital where they were both later air lifted to Bay Medical Center, according to the report.
According to the report they were able to identify Reed as a suspect based on the statements from Murphy and Jackson stating that Reed, Jackson’s believed ex-boyfriend, barged into the home and a fight broke out, leading to Reed stabbing both Murphy and Jackson several times.
Chipley Police Department then requested the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s mobile crime scene lab from Pensacola, according to the report.
“We were assisted in this investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,” said Jamie A. White, Administrative Assistant for the Chipley Police Department. “We were assisted in the search for Reed by the North West Florida Reception Center k-9 Tracking Team and the Holmes County Corrections K-9 Tracking Team.”
At 3:24 a.m. on July 10 Reed was arrested after being found in a vacant home located across the street from his house, according to the report.
“We were able to track Reed into the home from loss of his own blood,” said White. “The home was surrounded by the Washington County Swat Team where they later breached the home taking reed into custody.”
According to the report, Reed had severe cuts to his hands leaving a trail of blood.
After Reed was transported to the hospital where he was treated for the cuts on his hands he was booked into the Washington County Jail on two counts of attempted murder charges, according to the report and the investigation continues with more charges are pending.
“Both victims remain in critical, but stable condition,” said White. “Thank you to all agencies that assisted in this investigation.”