Suspect charged in Walton stabbing

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A stabbing resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man after the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. 

Early Saturday morning deputies were notified by Sacred Heart Hospital a subject came into the emergency room with six lacerations to his body and a bruise on his head that appeared to be from a fight. 

Deputies responded and spoke with the victim who said he was in an argument where he was hit in the head with a beer bottle by Omar Castaneda Bernal, 27, and then lost consciousness.

When the victim regained consciousness at the hospital he realized he had several lacerations all over his body which required stitches and staples.

Several witnesses to the argument were interviewed and a broken beer bottle was recovered from the scene where the altercation occurred. 

Bernal was located and charged with aggravated battery and was given a $10,000 bond. 

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