Published: Dec 29, 2011 5:01 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives issued a warrant for the arrest of Leon Akeem Mercurius, 23, of Port Charlotte. He is wanted for a stabbing incident Christmas morning in front Caribbean Grocery, 2745 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.

Mercurius’ last known address was at 17940 Murdock Circle, Apartment #104. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.

Deputies were called to the business at 12:50 a.m. last Sunday morning. Witnesses said there was a party inside and it was winding down. An argument developed outside between two men that escalated into a physical altercation. The argument resulted in a stabbing in the abdomen of Sean A. Mitland, 42, of North Port. Charlotte County Fire/EMS transported Mitland to Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center.

If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Leon Mercurius, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).