Man found guilty of 2nd-degree murder in 2018 killing at Interlachen home

John Webb also found guilty of attempted 1st-degree murder, 3 counts of aggravated assault

John Webb
John Webb (Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

A man was convicted last week of murder and attempted murder in a shooting and stabbing in January 2018 at an Interlachen home, authorities said.

A jury deliberated for three hours before finding John Webb guilty of second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Webb was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Carlos Hamilton and attempted murder in the stabbing of a second person at a house on Cologne Street following an argument, according to the Sheriff’s Office. At the time of the incident, deputies said the person who was stabbed was taken to a UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment.

Witnesses at the home told deputies that the suspect ran out the back door after the shooting and stabbing. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit then began searching the area. Deputies said the suspect, who they identified as Webb, was soon caught in a nearby wooded area.

Sheriff Gator DeLoach said four to six people were inside the home at the time of the shooting and stabbing.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents from Jacksonville were called to help with the investigation.