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Argument over prescription drugs at St. Petersburg's Williams Park ends in stabbing

ST. PETERSBURG — A brawl downtown in Williams Park over prescription drugs ended with one man stabbing another in the chest, police said.

Bobby Joe Sumner, 31, a transient, was arrested early Friday morning, several hours after he stabbed Jamie Lee Goleniewski, 33, police said. He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Goleniewski was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for surgery, said police spokesman Mike Puetz. The knife, Puetz said, pierced the lining of Goleniewski's heart.

Goleniewski told police Sumner and an unidentified woman asked him for prescription medication. When Goleniewski declined to provide her with the drugs, Puetz said, the men began to argue. The argument turned into a fist fight that ended with the stabbing, police said.

Sumner was intoxicated when he was arrested and told police Goleniewski fell on the knife, Puetz said.

Argument over prescription drugs at St. Petersburg's Williams Park ends in stabbing 11/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 4:40pm]
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