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Man Arrested in Stabbing Motivated By Two Dollar Debt: Cops


Man Arrested in Stabbing Motivated By Two Dollar Debt: Cops (Polk County Jail)

A man was arrested in Florida after allaegedly stabbing someone, reportedly over a $2 debt.

Winter Haven Police say 30-year-old Michael Stevenson was walking on a sidewalk early Friday evening when he approached Odell Kindricks Jr.

Stevenson told him that he wanted his $2 back that was owed. When Kindricks refuted the supposed debt, Stevenson stabbed Kindricks in the upper back and ran away, according to a statement from the Winter Haven PD.

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Kindricks initially hit the ground before getting back up and managing to make it home as a witness to the alleged encounter called 911.

Due to the severity of his injuries, Kindricks was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Health where he was listed in critical condition. His condition was later updated to stable.

Authorities were unable to locate the suspect during an initial search. After interviews with multiple witnesses who were in the area as well as interviews with the victim, Stevenson was identified as the suspect.

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Police obtained an arrest warrant and picked up Stevenson at his home.

"This senseless attack on a citizen walking in his own neighborhood is tragic," said Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird. "I applaud the swift actions of the residents in the neighborhood who worked with us along with the victim to identify Stevenson and get him behind bars."

Stevenson was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder with a deadly weapon. 

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