Arrest made in stabbing of St. Pete student

3:25 PM, Aug 25, 2010   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida - St. Petersburg Police have arrested a suspect in an afternoon stabbing that injured a Lakewood High School student.

Investigators say a 17-year-old boy and his cousin left the Lakewood High campus and were cutting through nearby Lake Vista Park, when they were confronted by an 18-year-old. Detectives say the victim has had past problems with the suspect.  A fight broke out and police say the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the student in the chest.

The suspect then hopped on a bike and took off. The injured teen and his cousin walked back to school for help.

Emergency crews responded and transported the boy to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment. Lakewood High School was on lockdown for a short time after the stabbing.

A short time later, police arrested a suspect and issued a release:A Lakewood High School campus monitor was driving home when he spotted a subject matching the description of the suspect riding his bike through Lakewood Estates, a neighborhood located to the North of the High School. He notified police and the suspect was stopped by School Resource Sergeant Phil Brewer and apprehended without incident.Found in his possession at the time, in his front pocket was a kitchen paring knife stained in blood. Also found in his possession were small individually packaged amounts of marijuana.The suspect was very uncooperative, refused to identify himself and is being transported to the Pinellas County Jail were he will be booked as a "John Doe" on a charges of Aggravated Battery, Trespass on School Grounds, Possession of a Concealed Weapon and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute."

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