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Posted: Feb 20, 2014 4:21 PMUpdated: Feb 20, 2014 4:21 PM

Walton Charged In Stabbing Attack

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A Wagoner man who was involved in a stabbing at Taco Bell in Bartlesville Wednesday is in Washington County Jail facing multiple charges.  26-year old Benjamin Levi Walton is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a police officer, threaten to perform an act of violence, and two counts of placing bodily fluid on a government employee.  Bartlesville police were called around 11:45 to investigate the crime.  According to a court affidavit, Walton stabbed his co-worker several times in the chest in the Taco Bell parking lot.  When the officer arrived, Walton attacked the officer and attempted to take the officer's gun.  The suspect's other co-workers came out of the restaurant and helped the officer detain Walton.  During the incident, the wounded policeman threw his handcuffs to the co-workers for them to handcuff Walton.  When Walton arrived in jail, he threatened other officers and continued to resist.

Both the victim and the officer were transported to Jane Phillips Medical Center.  Reportedly, the officer received minor injuries and a heart attack. The victim's stab wounds were not life threatening.  Walton's next court date is March 7th.  Bond was set at $500,000.


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