WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Winter Haven Police say they're searching for the person who attacked a Winter Haven man with a butcher knife while he was trying to break up an argument.
They say 45-year-old Antonio Demetrius Neal of Winter Haven attacked Arthur Tellis. Tellis was trying to defuse an argument between Neal and another person on Friday, April 26.
Detectives say Tellis tried to talk to Neal to calm him down, but Neal retrieved a butcher knife and lashed out at Tellis, slicing him in the side and leaving a 9 inch gash.
Tellis lost a lot of blood and was rushed to the hospital by a relative. Tellis was listed in critical condition Saturday evening.
When Neal is arrested, he will be charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Deadly Weapon. He is considered extremely dangerous, investigators say, due to his violent history.
You could receive a cash reward if you know where to find Antonio Demetrius Neal. You do not have to reveal your identity. Just call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) with any information.