Police: Florida man attacks girlfriend with screwdriver

- A Florida man is behind bars after police say he stabbed his girlfriend with a screwdriver.

Melbourne Police Department arrested Jean Lauriston. He's accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the back and neck several times causing serious injuries.  

According to police, the couple were involved in a verbal altercation in their backyard. During the argument, Lauriston became enraged and that's when he grabbed the screwdriver.

Lauriston fled before police arrived and around 8 a.m. he turned himself in. He was taken into custody without incident. 

The girlfriend was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment. Her condition is unknown at this time. 

Lauriston is charged with attempted murder (domestic violence) and aggravated assault. 

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