Cantonment Man Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death

October 3, 2016

A Cantonment man is facing a murder charge for a stabbing death in Freeport.

Jefferson Charles Michael Helton, age 26 of Rose Petal Lane, has now been charged with murder in the second degree for the stabbing death of a 26-year old Alabama man in Walton County.

Helton and the victim, identified as 26-year old Sandy James Berlin, were involved in an altercation on LaGranage Road in Freeport just after 12:00 a.m. September 23. Berlin was stabbed several times in the chest. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Helton was captured the following day with help of a Good Samaritan. Helton was held on a violation of probation for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon out of Escambia County.

“We hope this is just the first step in getting justice for our victim,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “These investigations require a thorough approach not just to allow for an arrest, but a conviction.”

Pictured: Second degreee murder suspect Jefferson Charles Michael Helton of Cantonment is taken into custody. Pictured below: The scene of the stabbing in Freeport. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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