Attempted Murder Suspect Surrenders

An attempted murder suspect is behind bars and police did not have to go far to find him.

Ronnie Phillips walked into the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 10:25 Friday morning and surrendered.

DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a 911 call Wednesday afternoon about a stabbing. When they arrived, they found Melissa Hobdy who had been stabbed multiple times. Hobdy was airlifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola.

Phillips is being charged with Premeditated Attempted Felony Murder and Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling while Armed.


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