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NEW INFORMATION: Chemstrand Road stabbing investigation
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- One man is dead and another in jail after a stabbing last night in Escambia County.
Deputies are still trying to figure out why an argument. outside a home in Ensley turned deadly.
Just after 8 pm Wednesday night deputies responded to a disturbance at this home on Chemstrand Road.
Deputies say that's where they found two men one who had been stabbed twice.
Deputies say John Turberville was outside checking his mail when Leonard Brown walked by and started arguing with him.
The two men exchanged words then went their separate ways.
Neighbors say a few minutes later Turberville came back outside to close his gate.
That's when Brown approached his home again.
A fight broke out and neighbors say Brown pulled a knife and stabbed Turberville twice.
When deputies arrived both men were still in front of the home.
"The victim Mr. Turberville was still conscience at that time he identified Mr. Brown as the assailant and pointed to him at that point in time our deputy gave a verbal command and told Mr. Brown to stop and turn around and he noticed the weapon in his hands and asked it be dropped."
An ambulance took Turberville to Sacred Heart Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Blaine Lee "He'd give you the shirt off his back. He's helped us several times. We're going to miss him. He's got three pretty kids he's leaving behind."
Blaine Lee lives in the neighborhood.
He was Turberville's friend and he says neither of them knew Brown.
"As far as I know it was just an older black man and they had words and the guy from what I was told just charged on him and stabbed him two times and it was horrible."
Deputies aren't saying what the two were arguing about.
But said the incident was not drug related.
"Of the cases that you work in law enforcement these are the ones that are the most frightening."
Lee says from now on he will pay closer attention when he's outside his home.
"I carry a gun I have a pistol license and I'm not scared to use it if you come in my yard just beware, pretty much."
Leonard Brown was arrested at the scene and charged with manslaughter with a weapon and use of weapon during a felony.
He is being held with no bond in the Escambia County Jail.