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Plant City man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend who rebuffed him

PLANT CITY — A Plant City man was arrested early Tuesday morning on an attempted murder charge after stabbing his ex-girlfriend multiple times Monday afternoon, Hillsborough sheriff's deputies said.

Derek Gilbert Hinton, 37 made "all kinds of attempts" to get back together with his former girlfriend, with whom he shared a child, said sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter. None of those attempts worked, so on Monday at about 1 p.m., he went to her house, kicked in the front door and started screaming at her, Carter said.

When the woman walked outside and called police, Hinton followed her and stabbed her multiple times, Carter said.

Hinton fled and the woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where she was treated and released. Deputies found Hinton at his home, 2901 Cork Road in Plant City, at almost 2 a.m. and arrested him on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping. He is being held in jail without bail. Deputies have not recovered the knife.

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