December 31, 2014

Marathon man stabbed in the neck

A Marathon man was airlifted to a Miami hospital to be treated for a stab wound in his neck. The man who stabbed him was taken into custody, charged with aggravated battery.

The stabbing took place at 125 41st Street. The 59 year old victim – Ronald Jenkins - told deputies he was sleeping on the couch when 31 year old Terrence Ennis burst into the residence through the front door. The victim said Ennis attacked him for an unknown reason, stabbing him in the neck.

The victim was able to break away from Ennis and flee from the residence. He went to a residence on Louisa Street, where responding deputies found him. When Deputy Ben Elmore and Reserve Deputy Paul Petek arrived at 10 p.m. they found the victim lying face down on the front porch. Another person was holding a towel to his neck attempting to stop the bleeding. The victim was taken to Fishermen’s Hospital and then airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Ennis was found at a home on Washington Street and was taken into custody. In his pocket, Deputy David Lopez found a plastic prescription bottle with a white rock-like substance inside which later tested positive for cocaine.

Ennis was charged with aggravated battery, burglary with battery on the occupant, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.

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