Stabbing and chase end with man's arrest
Police used a canine unit to track a Seminole man who fled after he stabbed another man in the torso Sunday afternoon. Joseph R. Dunaway, 24, was arrested by Pinellas Park police officers after a search that lasted more than an hour and ended in a creek in an industrial area south of the 7200 block of Bryan Dairy Road. About 4 p.m., police received a call about a stabbing in the 6600 block of 96th Avenue N. Dunaway stabbed 32-year-old Brian A. Bain of Pinellas Park with a serrated folding knife, according to police. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the attack, but believe that Dunaway surprised Bain by confronting him as he passed through the area. Pinellas Park police found Bain in a creek about 5:30 p.m. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office used a helicopter to assist in the search. Bain was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Dunaway was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries he sustained from the dog while being taken into custody, police said. Once released, he'll be taken to the Pinellas County Jail and charged with aggravated battery.
Motorcyclist killed in crash identified
Pinellas County sheriff's deputies continue to look into a Saturday motorcycle crash that killed a St. Petersburg resident. Investigators have identified the driver, saying Anthony J. Boyle, 50, was on a 1979 Yamaha headed east on Bay Pines Boulevard from the Madeira Beach causeway about 4:45 p.m. Witnesses say he struck the northside guard rail several times before being thrown from the motorcycle as it skidded to a stop. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.
Missing teen sees reports, returns
A teenager reported missing several days ago has been found unharmed. Kaci Kae Smith, 17, returned Sunday night to the O'Hana House, the Seminole group home where she was living, according to a statement released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Smith, who had last been seen about 6 p.m. July 16 at Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg, said she came home after seeing media attention about her disappearance. She said she had been staying with a friend in Tampa. Authorities had issued a plea for information regarding Smith's whereabouts because of concerns her life could be threatened if she didn't take her daily medication.
Shooting critically injures man
Deputies chased a car into Lakeland on Sunday evening after a shooting in Fort Meade that left a man in critical condition, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. The wounded man was taken to Bartow Regional Medical Center. He was not identified by sheriff's officials. The man was found by deputies at Seminole Avenue and Eighth Street in Fort Meade about 7 p.m. Deputies chased the car spotted heading north, away from Fort Meade, and the driver refused to stop, said sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Rodgers. The car eventually stopped and one of the two people in the vehicle was arrested.
Times staff, Ledger