Man accused of stabbing parents after they cut off power to his camper


Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 9:48 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 11:26 p.m.

A 30-year-old Hawthorne man was arrested overnight for stabbing his mother and stepfather after they cut off electricity to his camper behind their home.

Alachua County deputies said the couple received minor injuries and the man was arrested after being bitten by a police dog.

Ronnie Ganley was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest following the late Monday night incident at the family’s property at 24214 SE 41st Lane in Hawthorne.

Deputies said Ganley ran into the woods immediately after the stabbings. Gainesville police sent a K-9 team, Officer Harry Young and his K-9 partner, Argos, to help search for Ganley. Within 45 minutes, Argos had found Ganley, who refused to obey deputies’ commands and tried to run away. Argos was used to apprehend Ganley, according to sheriff’s spokesman Art Forgey, and bit him in the right thigh.

Ganley’s bite wound was stitched closed at Shands at the University of Florida before he was booked into the Alachua County jail early Tuesday morning.

Ganley’s mother and stepfather, whose names were not immediately available, declined offers of medical help at the scene and drove themselves to North Florida Regional Medical Center for care, Forgey said.



Deputies said Ganley ran into the woods immediately after the stabbings. Gainesville Police sent a K9 team, Officer Harry Young and his K-9 partner Argos, to help search for Ganley. Within 45 minutes Argos had found Ganley, who refused to obey deputies' commands and tried to run further away. Argos was used to apprehend Ganley, according to sheriff's spokesman Art. Forgey, and bit him in the right thigh.

Ganley's bite wound was stitched closed at Shands at the University of Florida before he was booked into the Alachua County jail early Tuesday morning.

Ganley's mother and stepfather, whose names were not immediately available, declined offers of medical help at the scene and drove themselves to North Florida Regional Medical Center for care, Forgey said.

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