Frostproof, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Martinez (DOB: 10/27/2002), of Frostproof, and charged him with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault.
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“On 03/25/2022, at approximately 1300 hours, the defendant, David Martinez (DOB: 10/27/2002, W/M), did violate the laws of the State of Florida, insofar as follows;
“The defendant did commit the criminal offense of “Attempted First Degree Murder”, an intentional, unlawful act to do violence to the person of another, wherein the defendant did intentionally engage in an act of violence known by the average person to be dangerous, and the act itself was done with malice with no care for human life. The defendant’s actions caused injuries that would result in death or great bodily harm to the victim, VICTIM 1 – REDACTED.
The defendant did also commit the criminal offense of “Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon”, an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act, which creates a well-founded fear in the victim, VICTIM 2 – REDACTED, that such violence is imminent.
The defendant had been in a short-term physical relationship with VICTIM 2 prior to the incident date for less than one week.
On 03/25/2022, the defendant met with VICTIM 2 and VICTIM 1, and was informed that VICTIM 2 was re-kindling her relationship with VICTIM 1, ending her relationship with the defendant. The defendant was acquainted with both victims for several years. The defendant returned home, obtained a pocket knife and learned that both victims, and friend REDACTED (witness) would be at Wall Street Park located at 15 Magnolia St. North, in Frostproof, Florida. He then left his residence and went to Wall Street Park, where he encountered the two victims and witness. The defendant approached victim 2, stating that, “I’m crazy” and “I thought you loved me”, and produced the knife from his pocket. The defendant then lunged towards victim 2 with the knife, causing her to be in fear of being cut. VICTIM 1 then stepped between the defendant and victim 2, in an attempt to deescalate the situation and speak to the defendant, which further enraged the defendant, who then began to stab VICTIM 1 repeatedly with the knife. The defendant, while stabbing VICTIM 1, accidently cut himself on the right hand and dropped the knife, and VICTIM 1 grabbed him to prevent him retrieving the knife. VICTIM 2 took possession of the knife to keep it away from the defendant.
The event was witnessed by REDACTED, who was also in the park at an adjacent park bench with her children. REDACTED provided your affiant with a sworn recorded statement, as did REDACTED, friend of VICTIM 2, who also witnessed the attack.
Law enforcement arrived and took the suspect into custody. VICTIM 1 suffered numerous deep and serious stab wounds to his body and was transported from the scene by Polk County Fire Rescue.
VICTIM 1, in a sworn recorded statement, stated to your affiant that he believed that the defendant, by his actions, intended to kill him, and that as a result of the defendant’s actions, feared for his life. The victim further stated that defendant’s unlawful actions were undertaken against the victim’s will. The victim further stated that he thought that the defendant was going to severely harm or kill him.
VICTIM 2, in a sworn recorded statement, stated to your affiant that she believed that the defendant possessed the intent and opportunity to place her life in jeopardy. The victim further stated that defendant’s unlawful actions were undertaken against the victim’s will. The victim further stated that she thought that the defendant was going to severely harm or kill her.
FCIC/NCIC check revealed no prior felony convictions of the defendant.
The defendant was placed under arrest, and transported to the Sheriff’s Processing Center without incident. VICTIM 1 suffered several deep stab wounds requiring immediate surgery.”