Crestview Man in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at Area Trailer Park

April 26, 2017

A Crestview man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the buttocks outside Robert’s Mobile Home Park on East James Lee Boulevard.

Demone Edward Blackman

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested 42-year old Demone Blackman in connection with the stabbing, which took place around 10 p.m. Monday night. Blackman is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The victim, 42-year old Roger Zeis, says he went to the trailer park to speak to someone about a job. Once there, Zeis was met at the residence by Blackman, who said the person he was looking for was not home. Zeis says as he was leaving, he yelled out to a friend, but Blackman came out and asked if he was talking to him and if he had a problem. The report says Blackman came down a ramp and hit him in the mouth, dislodging four front teeth, then stabbed him in the buttocks with an unknown object.

Zeis went home, but later went to this hospital where it was learned the stab wound was so deep it had perforated his bowel. He is listed in critical condition at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Deputies say when arrested, Blackman had blood on his left hand and a swollen right hand with an abrasion and blood on his knuckles.

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