Man arrested on warrant stabbed himself with needle June 28, 2013
Gainesville Police Officers Kelly Weaver and James Alford were conducting a criminal mischief investigation at 3 a.m. in the 400 block of Northwest Second Avenue and was interviewing the suspect in that case, Daniel Eli Hoffner of Gainesville, when 28-year old Rhawnlie Ann Brown approached and began saying repeatedly she would “stab him in the chest” if he wasn’t arrested, referring to Hoffner.
Ultimately, Brown reached into the basket of her bike and retrieved an item from it and walked toward Hoffner again. Brown then threw a small kitchen paring knife at Hoffner’s back from approximately 20 feet away. Weaver intervened, and the knife fell to the ground without touching Hoffner.
Officers also arrested Hoffner as a result of the original criminal mischief investigation, according to a separate report. Hoffner had entered Brown’s apartment at the same address and poured tea and milk on her property, police reported. During his investigation, Officer James Alford observed tea and milk all over Brown’s couch, laptop, pillows, mattress and bed sheets.
The estimated damage to Brown’s property is approximately $200. A search of Hoffner also revealed possession of approximately 2 grams of marijuana.
It was unclear what set off Rex Crews, 51, but it was enough that the four passengers on the boat, including Crews’ daughter, decided it was safer in the water, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The four were picked up by a passing boat and the sheriff’s helicopter was able to spot Crews’ boat near Moss Bluff. Crews docked the boat and ran into the woods. He was eventually caught by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and charged with boating under the influence.
Crews was booked into the Marion County Jail, from which he was released Monday morning after posting a $500 bond.
Randy Zipperer was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and obstructing an officer without violence.
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According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, a witness said Zipperer was at his home on Danforth Avenue when he became upset because he couldn’t find his mac and cheese.
His 47-year-old brother went to help look for the food and accidentally knocked over Zipperer’s beer, the witness told deputies.
The brothers then got into an argument and Zipperper got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his brother in the stomach, deputies said.
Deputies said the brother had a small puncture wound on his stomach and found blood leading from the kitchen to the bedroom.
Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Bureau Support Services Bureau -Crime Scene Investigation Unit
James Klingbeil (Arrested) DOB: 1/21/1963 Address: 110 9th Street, Belleair Beach Arrested for Attempted Murder, two-counts Aggravated Assault and one- count Battery
Rebecca D. Schaefer (Victim) DOB: 12/24/1980 Address: 712 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach
Nicholaus Rees (Victim) DOB: 12/24/1977 Address: 303 Live Oak Lane, Largo
Michael W. Arnold (Victim) DOB: 04/03/1987 Address: 205 Orangeview Avenue, Clearwater
Gordon Rees (Victim) DOB: 10/21/1968 Address: Live Oak Lane, Largo
What: Deputies have arrested a man after he injured four people during an Indian Rocks Beach Bar stabbing incident. Bar patrons held suspect down until deputies arrived on scene.
When: Deputies responded to the incident at about 11:11 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Where: Deputies responded to the Red Lion Pub located at 1407 Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach.
Why/How: Deputies initially responded to a disturbance at the Red Lion Pub in Indian Rocks Beach. Upon arrival, deputies discovered three victims with stab wounds and the suspect, later identified as 50-year-old James Klingbeil, being held down by patrons of the bar.
According to deputies, Klingbeil had been at the Red Lion earlier in the evening for a drink. The bartender refused to sell alcohol to him as he was already highly intoxicated. A verbal altercation ensued and Klingbeil then left the bar without further incident.
Deputies say Klingbeil then walked over to the USA Grocers located at 1211 Gulf Boulevard where he purchased a fillet knife. Klingbeil then returned to the Red Lion, where he got into a verbal altercation with 32-year-old Rebecca Shaeffer (a bartender). At some point during the altercation, Klingbeil pulled out the knife and began attacking Schaeffer with it.
According to deputies, bar patrons 35-year-old Nicholaus Rees, 26-year-old Michael Arnold and 44-year-old Gordon Rees attempted to help Schaeffer and were injured in the process. Nicholaus Rees suffered a laceration to his right forearm, Michael Arnold suffered a laceration to his hand and Gordon Rees was punched in the face by the suspect.
Deputies say eventually patrons were able to take Klingbeil to the ground and get the knife away from him.
Schaeffer was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She sustained multiple lacerations. Nicholaus Rees was transported to Largo Medical Center by his brother Gordon Rees for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Michael Arnold transported himself to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Klingbeil was arrested for attempted murder, two-counts aggravated battery and battery and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.
The investigation continues.
Worm loses woman in messy love triangle May 20, 2013
Stock Island – A Stock Island man was arrested, charged with cutting another man with a knife in a dispute over a woman.
A woman from Immokalee, Fla., allegedly threw an 8-inch-long kitchen knife at her boyfriend after he farted in her face.
Deborah Ann Burns, 37, told Collier County detectives that an argument ensued Tuesday night, while the two were watching TV, Naples Daily News reported.
Burns says that her boyfriend purposely passed gas while walking by her on his way to the kitchen.
When officers responded to a report of a possible stabbing, they found Burns’ boyfriend in front of his house, with cuts on his abdomen and left arm, according to a Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest report sent to The Huffington Post.
The victim told authorities that his stomach wound came when Burns and he were arguing in the kitchen over money. He said she threw the knife at him, left the house, but came back, and struck him in the arm with a stick.
According to the report, the victim makes no mention of the alleged flatulence, but “continually stated if [Burns] returned he would kick her ass.”
When detectives interviewed Burns, she allegedly asserted that her boyfriend became agitated and began yelling only after she confronted him about his fart.
Burns was arrested following the incident and charged with aggravated battery. She remains in custody on a $50,000 bond.
According to Collier County arrest records, Burns was arrested eight times between 2005 and 2012, on charges including cocaine possession, failure to pay child support, and trespassing.
Arrest reports say Barbara A. Harvey, 75, sustained numerous “life threatening” lacerations in the incident Saturday afternoon. She was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where she remained Sunday in intensive care, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Anthony W. Griffith, 34, faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a weapon on a person over 65.
Arrest reports say Griffith admitted to slashing his grandmother. The two got into an argument at 7608 Loghouse Road, where they both live.
He was being held without bail at the Hillsborough County Jail. Records show Griffith has been arrested numerous times, including in May 2002 when he faced a count of battery and in August 2002 when he faced a count of DUI with property damage or bodily injury.
Offer to buy shots for women led to fatal stabbing April 3, 2013
Two brothers arrested after a fatal stabbing at Boynton Beach bar turned violent when their offer to buy several women a round of shots was declined, police said.
Vakhtang Magradze, 27, and Alexandre Magradze, 29, took the rejection as a sign of disrespect at the Backyard Bar early Saturday and started arguing with the women, according to Boynton Beach police arrest reports.
Some other patrons stepped in to break up the 1 a.m. argument and that’s when Vakhtang Magradze stabbed Ryan Gill, 33, several times, police said.
Gill died at Bethesda Hospital. The bar’s manager and another staffer were also stabbed in the melee but survived.
The Magradze brothers, both citizens of the Republic of Georgia, were taken into custody by Boynton Beach police officers at the scene.
Citing witnesses, arrest reports provided this sequence of events:
The Magradze brothers wanted to buy a woman and her female friend a round of shots. The women declined.
The brothers “took it as a sign of disrespect” and started arguing. Numerous people got involved in a bid to stop the escalating dispute.
One of the women heard a ‘click’ sound. Gill had been stabbed in the neck below the ear.
Elsewhere on the premises, an officer doing an extra patrol saw several bar staffers running to break up a fight.
The officer arrived to see Vakhtang Magradze on top of Ryan Gill and stabbing him “several times on the neck area with a knife,” the arrest report said. Gill was on the floor with Magradze on top of him, police said.
The officer told Magradze to drop the knife and stop fighting, but Magradze wouldn’t stop. The officer tried to Taser Magradze. It didn’t work because of Magradze’s heavy jacket.
The officer then stunned Magradze again, who swung around “with the intent to stab” the officer. The officer kicked the knife out of Magradze’s hand.
A bar manager tried to break up the fight. He was stabbed in the back several times by Magradze. Another staffer who tried to help was stabbed in the nose area.
Meanwhile, Alexandre Magradze was “actively fighting patrons,” the arrest report said.
Vakhtang Magradze was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault, among other charges.
Alexandre Magradze was charged with disorderly conduct and was released.
Man cut brother with sword during feud over fake pot March 19, 2013
(PORT CHARLOTTE) Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man Sunday for swinging a sword and cutting his brother over an argument about buying synthetic marijuana. Charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon was William Russell Voswinkel Jr., 23, 2143 Starlite Lane.
CCSO responded at 3:20 p.m. to the Voswinkel home concerning an argument between Voswinkel and his 21 year old brother that resulted in an injury. Deputies reported there were several people in and outside the home when they arrived and all subjects were uncooperative at first and refused to provide any information. Deputies said the two brothers changed their statements repeatedly and became more verbally aggressive toward the deputies fearing an arrest was eminent. The home was in total disarray and there was blood throughout the house and on the floor.
Deputies finally learned that Voswinkel went into a room where a collection of various knives and swords were kept. Voswinkel picked up a sword and began swinging it in a circular motion. He told deputies he was very upset from the argument over the synthetic marijuana and was swinging the sword in anger. His brother entered the room, saw the sword, and was in fear knowing that Voswinkel has a criminal past and has been violent before.
As the sword was twirling in the circular motion, his brother put his hand out and grabbed the sword by the blade in defense of the blade striking him. The sword lacerated his right hand between the thumb and index finger. Voswinkel told deputies he was so emotional that he walked out of the room and smashed his fist through the fish tank, cutting his hand. Charlotte County EMS was called and the injured brother refused treatment; Voswinkel was treated at the scene.
Deputies finally were able to determine that Voswinkel was the primary aggressor; he was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. Voswinkel, a convicted felon, remains in jail on no bond.