Keith Allen Black, 32, is in jail and charged with attempted murder.
According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) arrest report, Black was arrested Friday, November 15 at a home on Forest Circle in the Jamieson Community.
The report states that a deputy was dispatched to the scene of a physical altercation where a female had been stabbed.
Once on scene the deputy recognized an individual (later identified as Black) who fit the description of the suspect that had been reported to have stabbed the woman. He was leaning on a post at the edge of the home’s driveway.
Black was detained and handcuffed and then placed in the back of a deputy’s vehicle.
It was noted in the report that Black had blood on both palms of his hands.
The deputy then approached the victim who was being assisted by a neighbor.
The victim was unable to speak to the deputy at the time.
A person identified as Black’s brother, O’Hara, was holding pressure against the stab wounds in the victim’s chest. The victim was in the front seat passenger side of a vehicle at the time.
Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and assisted the victim.
The victim was transported by emergency helicopter to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The report states that at the hospital it was determined that the victim was stabbed 12 times and had a wound on her face.
The brother said he was at the neighbor’s house when his father O’Harold Black came running to him and said that Keith had cut the victim.
That is when the brother went to assist the victim.
In the report the father said that Keith and the victim had been involved in a verbal altercation in the house. He further stated that when the victim walked outside he heard a loud ruckus.
He went outside and that is when he saw that the victim had been stabbed. He ran Keith off toward the road, and Keith had a knife in his hand.
Black is currently being held in the Gadsden County jail under no bond.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information about this case they are asked to please contact the GCSO at 850-627-9233.