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Largo man arrested in connection with Pinellas Park machete attack

Devin Quarterman, 28, faces charges of attempted first degree murder.
Devin Quarterman, 28, of Largo faces charges of attempted first degree murder. [Pinellas Park Police Department]

A Largo man was arrested Monday after police say he attacked another man with a machete Sunday in Pinellas Park.

Devin Quarterman, 28, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder.

According to the Pinellas Park Police Department, Quarterman surprised Gerrardo Garcia and struck him several times with a machete during a physical altercation around 11 p.m. Sunday at 10191 66th Street N. 66th St.

Quarterman fled the scene before police arrived.

Garcia, 42, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Garcia and Quarterman knew each other and recently had been in a dispute that led to the incident, police said.

Quarterman was taken into custody Monday without incident and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.