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Man charged with assault in knife case

A 50-year-old Stock Island man was arrested early Thursday morning after he held a knife to a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her.

Florencio Francisco Suarez was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and robbery.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to the 5500 block of 5th Avenue on Stock Island at approximately 1:30 a.m. regarding a domestic battery.

The 46-year-old female victim stated her ex-boyfriend, identified as Suarez, had been drinking when he became angry and accused her of cheating on him. He then grabbed a filet knife and gravel rake. Suarez put the knife to the victim’s throat and threatened to kill her.

Suarez then grabbed the victim’s phone. She was able to run to a friend’s residence nearby.

Sgt. Boyd Williams found Suarez a short time later. The victim’s cell phone was in his pocket.

Suarez was taken to jail.


Woman jailed after ‘bucket list’ arrest

A 19-year-old Homestead woman was arrested Thursday morning for fleeing from a Deputy and then admitting that getting arrested was on her bucket list.

Janiya Shaimiracle Douglas was charged with fleeing and eluding.

Sgt. Robert Dosh observed a southbound Toyota sedan speeding and driving recklessly on Card Sound Road at approximately 7:47 a.m.

Sgt. Dosh turned on his lights and siren, but the Toyota did not stop and continued southbound until finally stopping at the 3-way intersection at County Road 905.

The victim stated getting arrested was on her bucket list since high school.

Douglas was taken to jail.

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