A 25-year-old Belmont man faces a Class A attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times before fleeing to hide in an abandoned home in town, according to police.

Jetton Whiting, 25, was living at a Belmont home with the victim. Police arrested him the day after the stabbing, and he is being held at Waldo County Jail in Belfast without bail, Waldo County Chief Deputy Jason Trundy said Monday in a news release.

A woman called 911 early Friday afternoon after she went to check on a male friend on Lincolnville Road in Belmont and found he’d been stabbed several times. An ambulance took the 64-year-old man to an unnamed hospital for treatment of injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Police allege that Whiting and the victim got into an argument that escalated to the point at which Whiting stabbed him. Deputies searched for Whiting throughout the day and night Friday without success, Trundy said.

The next day, they got a tip that Whiting could be hiding in an abandoned home in Belmont. Officers found Whiting there and arrested him.

A Class A crime can lead to a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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