Update: January, 15 2022 8:30 p.m.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Panama City Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted for questioning in connection to a stabbing incident Saturday afternoon.
Police said they were called to the 900 block of E. 8th Court in response to an altercation. Officers learned the victim asked 64-year-old, Leonard Earl Jenkins, and a woman to leave the property.
During the investigation, detectives learned Jenkins and the victim got into a verbal altercation which then turned physical.
The victim said Jenkins pulled a ‘bladed weapon’ and struck the victim twice.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and Jenkins fled the scene. Police said a warrant has been issued for his arrest on a charge of aggravated battery.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at (850) 872-3100 or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the “Panama City PD” Tips411 app.
Our previous version of the story is below:
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Panama City Police Department is currently investigating a stabbing that happened in the East 8th Street and Bonita Avenue area on Saturday.
Police said there is one victim and one suspect. Authorities said as of right now they believe there was an altercation where the suspect reportedly stabbed the victim.
As of right now, information isn’t available on the suspect or victim but police said they are actively looking for the suspect.
PCPD said the victim has non-life-threatening injuries. News 13 will post more details as they become available.