Alabama man wanted in connection with stabbing arrested

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) - A man wanted in connection to a stabbing in Panama City Beach has been arrested in Alabama.

According to our sister station WSFA, Joel Christopher Martin, 55, was arrested Sunday.

On May 4th in Panama City Beach, police said they responded to the area of Front Beach Road and South Wells Street. They said a man was taken to the hospital with multiple cuts. Days later police identified Martin as the suspect and issued a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

Multiple agencies were involved in a chase to catch Martin. Authorities say they had to spike his car to take Martin into custody. Law enforcement said there were no injuries and no damage to any vehicles except the suspect's vehicle.

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