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Man stabbed in neck at Williams Park, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was kicked in the head then stabbed in the neck Thursday night in an unprovoked attack at Williams Park, police said.

Monte Greene, 22, of St. Petersburg, was sitting on a wall on the south end of the park when a man came up behind and assaulted him, authorities said.

Greene said David Cook, 42, of St. Petersburg, stabbed him in the back of the neck with some kind of blade, police spokesman Mike Puetz.

Two people confirmed Greene's version, said Puetz, who added the detectives believe the incident, which happened about 9 p.m., has drug overtones.

Greene was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police soon found Cook walking in the 500 block of Fourth Street N. Officers found 16 pieces what appeared to be crack cocaine, but was not, in his right pocket. He had an orange and silver disposable razor and a silver spoon in his left pocket.

He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, obstruction and possession of a counterfeit controlled substance with intent to sell.

Man stabbed in neck at Williams Park, police say 04/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 4:26pm]
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