FWB man charged with Crestview stabbing

SHALIMAR, Fla., July 23, 2018–A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after deputies say he attacked his girlfriend’s estranged husband with a knife.

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Alejandro Jose Flores

Alejandro Jose Flores, 35, is accused of cutting Brent Griffin multiple times Monday night during a child custody exchange at Griffin’s Kentucky Avenue home in Crestview.

Flores had gone along with his girlfriend, April Griffin, to the prearranged exchange, but got into a fight with her estranged husband.

Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said Flores pulled a knife and slashed Griffin across his chest, the left side of his neck up to his ear and his upper left arm.

The chest wound took sixty staples to close.

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April Ann Griffin

April Griffin was also injured, cut across her forehead, right arm and left wrist.

She told deputies her estranged husband attacked her and Flores with a knife, but video and witness statements backed up Brent Griffin’s account of the incident.

In January, April Griffin was arrested for stealing more than $1,000 in cash from an woman’s purse while at the Beal Parkway Walmart in Fort Walton Beach.

Staff and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release

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