Sarasota News Leader

06/07/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER The scene of a stabbing in downtown Sarasota on June 5 is marked off by police tape. Photo courtesy of the Sarasota Police Department. Inset photo: Sheri Tolbert/Contributed photo WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH DOWNTOWN STABBING The Sarasota Police Department has arrested Sheri L. Tolbert, 32, a transient, in connection with a stabbing that occurred just after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, near the intersection of Ninth Street and Central Avenue in Sarasota, the Police Department has reported. Officers said Tolbert and another transient female, with a history of fighting, began arguing at approximately 6:22 p.m. at the intersection, which is across the street from the Salvation Army, according to the report. saw the victim try to fight back or throw any punches." Dixon was able to pull Tolbert off the victim without incident, the report notes. At that time, Tolbert still had the knife (a folding box-cutter) in her right hand, the report says. The victim suffered three wounds: one minor laceration to the head; one under the jaw, which was minor; and a deep wound about an inch long on her left bicep, the report says. Officer Ron Dixon, the Rosemary District She "also had a very bloody and swollen left foot patrol officer, drove up on the incident in eye," according to the report. progress while he was patrolling his assigned The victim was transported to Sarasota Mearea, the report adds. He saw the two women morial Hospital, the report adds. in the dirt alongside a fence, the report continues. The victim was trying to cover her face, Tolbert has been charged with Aggravated the report says, and Dixon noted he "never Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

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