Man Survives Boxcutter Slashing Behind The Shelter

February 21, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

We have not been able to get an update on the condition of a man whose neck was slashed after a fight Friday night.

Tallahassee Memorial says it does not have a patient listing for Johnny Ellis and Tallahassee Police have not been able to update us on his condition either.
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February 20, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

47 year old Walter Linton was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the wake of a stabbing behind The Shelter Friday night.

Arrest papers say victim Johnny Ellis was slashed in the back of the neck with a boxcutter. Officers described the wound as 3 1/2 to 4 inches long and an inch or more deep.

A witness told police the slashing followed a fight in the parking lot of the nearby Time Saver convenience store. The witness told police Linton was harrassing a woman and Ellis tried to intervene.

He says Linton later came up behind Ellis as he stood on the sidewalk near the shelter and slashed his neck.

Police found Ellis in the parking lot at Mike's Beer Barn.

Police found Linton on Macomb Street near the shelter. Officers say he had blood on both of his hands and a folding knife in his pocket.


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  • by Ben on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    This is to the ones who review the posts before approval for posting. Please do not manipulate my writing so that it appears there are misspelled words. Could you please post just as submitted. Thank you.
  • by Ben F. Linton,II Location: Pittsburgh,PA on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM
    Our first thoughts, whensomething lik this happens is to give-up on the person who committed the crime. If any of you believe in MOST HIGH GOD and you've been taught thedogmas of your faith. What if God gives-up on you the way that you all are giving u on him. And from a legal standpoint, after having advised Walter of his rights, the arresting officers should not have been asking questions anyway so that the media could sensationalize the incident in order to garner or elicit the most negative outlooks from all of the crackpots and idiots who have an opinion and computer and a whole lot of time. And we all know what they say about opinions...don't we?
  • by Ben F. Linton, II Location: Pittsburgh, PA on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    First, I would like to extend a heart-felt prayer to Mr. Ellis that he recovers fully from this ordeal. Second, I want to pray for my brother who has found himself in such an unbeiveable and unacceptable circumstance. This my brother and I love him so I would apprecate if you people would keep your negative comments to yourselves. We were not there and don't know exactly what took place. And unless one of you gets picked to serve as a juror, you are the judge hearing his case or you are the prosecution; your opinions really don't mean squat! Life is filled with right decisions and wrong decisions;and unfortunately, my brother Walter Linton, chose wrongly. Who of you has never chosen wrongly? If so, I will fall down, to my knees and worship you.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    The Democrats scrambling to outlaw box cutters.
  • by mark on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:05 PM
    To all of you that have something negative to say we are not here to judge anyone and I dont think any of you are GOD so keep your comments to yourself. I hate people that talk and never have a solution to the problem. This man is someones child, brother and he happens to be my uncle I dont think any of you are perfect so look in your own closets before you point the fingwer and judge the next man or woman are
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      by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:16 AM in reply to mark
      Blah, blah, blah..
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      by What Relevance on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:37 AM in reply to mark
      And what relevance does your message hold? Don't say anything negative if you are not God? How . . . special, you must feel yourself to be that you believe your kin-criminal Uncle shouldn't be judged by his peers - huh? Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. No wonder your race is stereotyped.
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        by Ben on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM in reply to What Relevance
        For certain he should not be judged by you because you just gave yourself away as being highly racist. Do you think that's a God-like quality to embue? You are the one who is pathetic. And anyway,what stereotypes would those be? C'mon... let's hear some more of your geat wisdom. I'm enthralled.....
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      by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:56 AM in reply to mark
      We are commanded to judge fairly. You should have more concern for the victim than the attacker.
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      by Dee on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM in reply to mark
      this guy sure is "uncle" and "cuz" to a lot of people!
  • by Buster on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    Homeless trash up a place bad. Like Murphy Oil on the Pkway by WalMart. I say, get the homeless to pick up the trash. Then they can police their own. Cuz nobody wants to pick up somebody else's trash. It looks like a trash dump going down the hill from the gas station to WM pking lot.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:22 PM
    CALL YOUR CITY COMMISSIONERS - MAKE THEM DO THEIR JOB. MOVE THAT DAMMMN SHELTER AWAY FROM OUR STUDENTS! This could be your child next. That Shelter does not have to be in the middle of our town. Port St. Joe said they would not allow homeless shelters in their town. I think that's a good idea. Help them to move on. That's it.
  • by Unknown Location: Tallahassee on Feb 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    This man should be locked up for a long time! Tallahassee needs to get their stuff together or before long we aren't going to be able to even walk down the street without having to worry if someone was going to shoot or stab us. Things are getting way out of hand!
  • by AWI on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Out with the bums! Banish them!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    he is a cuzin min he is gud man. he diddnt meen to hert nooone. i hop he gits bund.
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      by L on Feb 21, 2012 at 01:23 PM in reply to
      Lol, please tell me you're joking. Surely, SURELY, if you have enough knowledge to use a computer and get to this website you have enough knowledge to spell simple words correctly. Right? No? Yes? I never know anymore.
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      by Seriously? on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:05 PM in reply to
      he is a "gud" man ? Usually someone swinging a box cutter at your neck intends to "hert" them. I personally hope he doesn't get "bund"
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