News Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office
Tallahassee, Fla. -- Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 7268 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison regarding an altercation involving a firearm. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim who reported that he and Jason Stephenson were engaged in a verbal argument when Stephenson retrieved a .38 caliber handgun and stuck it to the victim’s chest stating he would kill the victim.
Stephenson was located at the same address and denied getting or using a gun however when confronted with the statements from independent witnesses, Stephenson changed his story. Stephenson admitted to arming himself with a .38 caliber handgun and pointing the gun at the chest of the victim while threatening to kill him. Stephenson further stated that he hid the gun in a field once Law Enforcement had been called.
Deputies were able to locate and seize the handgun as evidence and arrested Stephenson without further incident.
Jason Edward Stephenson
7268 NE Rocky Ford Road
Madison, FL 32340
1. Aggravated assault with a Deadly Weapon