Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Public safety

MacDill airman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman serving at MacDill Air Force Base is facing a murder charge after she stabbed her boyfriend to death early Saturday morning, police said.

Rashida G. Williams, 22, called 911 just after 5:30 p.m. and told dispatchers she had stabbed her boyfriend in his chest, authorities said. St. Petersburg police officers soon arrived at her apartment, at 10901 Brighton Bay Blvd. NE, No. 8203, where they found 23-year-old Wayne Charles Marion Drummer, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The knife that Williams used to stab him was found in the kitchen sink, police said.

Drummer had lived with Williams at the apartment for about a week, police said. Both of them previously lived in the Chicago area.

Early Saturday morning, Williams and Drummer got into an argument about money, authorities said. During the fight, Williams stabbed Drummer.

She was arrested and booked in the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder. She was held without bail.

Williams is an airman first class assigned to the 6th medical group at MacDill Air Force Base, a base spokeswoman said. The base was cooperating with St. Petersburg police in their investigation of the crime.

It was unclear Saturday if the Air Force would conduct its own investigation or if Williams might face any disciplinary action.

Court records show that Williams was married in Hillsborough County in 2011 to Demitris Jetters, but it was unclear if the two were still together. Reached via phone Saturday at his home in Illinois, Jetters said he had not heard about the arrest and offered no comment.

Neighbors at the Coves, the apartment complex where Williams lived in the Brighton Bay subdivision, said they did not know either of her or Drummer or how long either of them had lived there.

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