Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Dade City woman killed, man arrested in stabbing

DADE CITY — A woman was stabbed to death Monday by a man who slashed at her as she fled from his Dade City apartment, police said.

Witnesses called 911 about noon to report a man chasing and stabbing a woman on Coleman Avenue, just east of 21st Street, according to the Dade City Police Department. When officers arrived, they found a passerby had taken 25-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ross to a hospital with multiple stab wounds.

Police then went to the 37020 Coleman Ave., where they found a bleeding Lucious Smith standing in his apartment. Smith, 53, was treated at a hospital, then arrested.

Ross died at the hospital about 1:30 p.m.

Police did not disclose the circumstances surrounding the stabbing or the relationship between Ross and Smith, nor did they say what charges Smith will face. Officers were still processing the crime scene late Monday afternoon.

Dade City woman killed, man arrested in stabbing 12/10/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 5:51pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Roberto Aguayo, Jonathan Drouin, Tim Beckham are coming for revenge

    Bucs

    Forget the Three Tenors.

    Make it the Three Terrors.

    The 2017 Unfulfilled Expectations Tour is about to hit Tampa Bay.

    From left, former Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo, ex-Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and former Rays infielder Tim Beckham. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times; DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times; Getty Images]
  2. Carlton: A moment of sanity when citizens finally said no

    Courts

    If you were looking for some small sign of sanity in the world, here's one courtesy of the people of Tampa and Hillsborough County.

    The Confederate memorial statue outside the old Hillsborough courthouse is now boxed up in plywood to prevent vandalism. Private donors have ponied up money to have the statue relocated to a cemetery. [JIM DAMASKE  |  Times]
  3. Review: Jason Aldean fires up a country-dude party at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Blogs

    Country music has a dude problem.

    I’m not talking about the proliferation of mindless bro country over the past half-decade, nor am I referring to the fact that most of Nashville’s best music these days comes not from said bros, from female singers and songwriters.

    Jason Aldean performed at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Aug. 18, 2018.
  4. President Trump offers prayers for Kissimmee police

    Blogs

    President Donald Trump reacted to the police shooting in Kissimmee: