More Details Revealed in Quincy Stabbing Arrest

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 14:57:32-05

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - New details in the Quincy stabbing on Wednesday have revealed that the altercation leading to the stabbing started over a tablet. 

The Quincy Police Department said that 19-year old Roderrick Jones was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm.

Officers said that around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, they were called to the Gadsden Arms Apartment complex on South Stewart Street. 

When they arrived, they found a group of people seated around a man, later identified as Judson Safford who was bleeding. Safford managed to tell the officers on scene that he had been stabbed a number of times. 

The probable cause document cited witnesses who said that Jones was hanging outside the laundry room of the apartment complex. The witnesses said that he saw Stafford come up to Jones and another man.

The document said that Stafford asked Jones for his $40 back on tablet Jones' sold him that didn't work.

Witnesses said that Stafford had his finger in Jones' face before he slapped Jones. After that, a fight broke out.

At some point, the two men ended up on the ground. Once they were back up however, Jones' picked up a knife and started stabbing Stafford.

Stafford was able to get away and was later transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for his injuries.