Dale Wayne Robinson, 55, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
(FloridaToday.com) - Accusations of flirty texts and voicemails led to a fight at a homeless camp that left two men injured and a third in handcuffs Wednesday evening, according to Palm Bay police.
Donna Waring told police that Dale Wayne Robinson, 55, sent her texts and left voicemails saying that when she was ready to leave her husband, she should give him a call, according to police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez.
Her husband, Brian Waring, got upset and went with Patrick McKinney to confront Robinson. They spoke at the homeless camp where they all live, behind the AutoZone near Sunlake Road and Babcock Street.
Robinson armed himself with a baseball bat and a hunting knife about 8 inches long, according to Martinez, and the three men fought. Waring suffered a deep cut on his right arm. McKinney was cut on the left side of the neck and left hand.
The two men were treated at Holmes Regional Medical Center and released.
After he was read his rights, Robinson said he was in a fight with the two men because they accused him of flirting with Donna Waring, according to police records. He told police during that dispute, the men began punching and choking him, so he grabbed his knife for self-defense but does not remember stabbing the men.
A large black knife was recovered from Robinson's tent. Police found what they believe to be blood on the blade.
Robinson was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. McKinney declined prosecution.