Saturday, June 22, 2024

Stabbing Outside Home in Seminole Leaves Two Wounded

File Photo of K9 "Hector" (November 2013)
File Photo of K9 “Hector” (November 2013)

Stabbing Outside Home in Seminole Leaves Two Wounded

Units from Seminole Fire Rescue and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home at 8860 Flamevine Avenue in Seminole this morning about 3AM.  Initial reports indicated that one subject had been shot and another stabbed.

Crews from Seminole Fire Rescue entered the scene and began treating two people once the scene was cleared by the Sheriff’ Office.  It was determined that both victims were stabbed in their driveway and have now been identified at Kenneth Poling and his sister Kelly Poling.

Two suspects were being sought and were reported to have fled the scene on foot northbound on Starkey Road.  A perimeter was setup, Eagle dispatched, and K9 units deployed which began tracking the suspects.  The two suspects were quickly apprehended.  One suspect was being treated at the scene for a dog bite.  The suspects have been identified as 25-year-old Anthony Dejesus and 25-year-old Blaine Martin both of Seminole.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation of their injuries.  Authorities have described the injuries as non life-threatening.

During the investigation it was learned both victims were approached in the driveway of their residence and asked for a ride home by two unknown individuals.  When they refused to provide the ride, the meeting became confrontation, eventually leading to the stabbing of both brother and sister.

Both subjects were taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Battery (Dejesus) and Accessory After the Fact (Martin).

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