On August 19, 2013 officers from DeFuniak Springs Police responded to Oakdale Apartments located off of North 1st Street in reference to a female being stabbed.
The undisclosed victim was transported to North Okaloosa Medical Center due to a severe laceration to her leg, however it was believed not to be life threatening.
The suspect, identified as Herschel D. Cotton, 26 years of age of DeFuniak Springs was apprehended by DeFuniak Springs Police on 1st Street as he was trying to leave the area.
Cotton was transported to the Walton County Correction Facility on charges of; felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor criminal mischief and misdemeanor battery.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Criminal Investigations Division Commander