Freeport Stabbing

That man who was stabbed Friday night in Freeport is still in critical condition according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

45-year-old Dale Paul Gunder is charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly slashed 52-year-old Richard Best's throat.

The incident happened on Old Jolly Bay Road in Freeport.

Best reportedly made a derogatory remark to Gunder about his wife, and the two got into a fight.

Gunder stabbed best in the throat, arm and chest.

He left a 4-to-5 inch gash in his neck.

Best was life-flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and is still in critical condition.

Gunder was arrested on the scene and booked into the Walton County Jail.

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