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Teen charged in Lakewood stabbing booked under false name

ST. PETERSBURG — A teen arrested last week in the stabbing of a Lakewood High School student was booked under a false identity, authorities said.

Keith Lamont Ponder, 17, was arrested about 3 p.m. Wednesday, two hours after police said he attacked a student walking home from school through Lake Vista Park.

At the time of his arrest, Ponder refused to give police his name, said St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz. But at his booking, facial recognition software identified Ponder as Antrwane Thompson, 18, an alias Ponder had given authorities Aug. 18 when he was arrested in St. Petersburg on a marijuana charge.

Ponder, of 1459 Alhambra Way S, stabbed the victim with a small paring knife before fleeing on a bicycle, police said. They said Ponder and the victim knew each other and exchanged words before the stabbing. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in stable condition.

Ponder's grandmother, with whom he lives, saw news reports of the arrest and contacted police on Friday. Ponder recently moved here from Kentucky, police said.

A charge of obstructing by disguise was added against Ponder, who was transferred to a juvenile facility. He is also charged with aggravated battery, trespassing on school grounds, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Teen charged in Lakewood stabbing booked under false name 08/30/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 30, 2010 11:54pm]
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