Friday, January 31, 2014

Miami Man Arrested For Attempted Homicide In Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, FL. -- On January 30, 2014, deputies were dispatched to Mi Pueblo, 3235 Highway 70 West, Okeechobee, Florida, in reference to a fight.

Upon arrival, Cpl. Michael Hazellief found the victim standing outside the store, bleeding and holding himself up with the assistance of two poles. The victim had a gaping would on his neck. Cpl. Hazellief immediately recognized this as a stabbing. Information was obtained that the subject was walking east on Highway 70. Cpl Hazellief radioed to other responding units this information. 

Deputy Ben Lisle located the suspect less than a mile from the scene.

The victim was transported to Raulerson Hospital with a stab wound to the neck/upper chest area. After being stabilized, the victim was transported to Lawnwood Hospital, Ft. Pierce, Florida. The victim’s condition is not known at this time.

The suspect, Abel Zeyala-Hernandez, age 39, 1642 SW 7 Street, Apt. 6, Miami, FL, was taken in for questioning. After further investigation, Zeyala-Hernandez was charged with Attempted Homicide. He is currently being held in the Okeechobee County Jail with bond to be set at first appearance.

No further information to be released at this time said Michele Bell, public information officer for the Sheriff's office.

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