Man stabbed in back during argument

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.

A Gainesville man got a minor stab wound to his back in a confrontation late Wednesday afternoon while the woman alleged to have cut him reportedly ate marijuana so police would not find it, Gainesville police Lt. Jorge Campos said.

Stabbed was Keith Singleton, 46. A sworn complaint for aggravated assault was filed against him while the woman who reportedly stabbed him, Larina Jones, 26, was charged tampering with evidence for the marijuana and with aggravated battery.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. in the 800 block of Northeast 17th Drive.

A confrontation began between Singleton and Jones over Singleton inappropriately grabbing Jones’ sister, Campos said. Jones is accused of reaching into a car and stabbing Singleton in the back.

Singleton reportedly went to a nearby location, got a tire iron, returned to the scene and got into a confrontation with Jones’ uncle. Campos said Singleton did not realized he had been stabbed until police noticed blood on his clothing.

Jones, meanwhile, was placed in a police car while officers tried to sort out the situation. Police believe she ate a small amount of marijuana so that it would not be found.

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