Patrol Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Bobby Martin Watson (Suspect- Arrested)
DOB: 06/13/1968
Address: 2310 25th Avenue South, St Petersburg
Charges: Armed Robbery and three counts of Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon/Great Bodily Harm.

Rosanna Lynd (Victim- Injured stab wound to abdomen and left thigh)
DOB: 12/11/1972
Address:11771 Saree Court, Seminole
Vehicle: 2010 Toyota Highlander

Christopher McMann (Victim-injured stab wound to the upper back)
DOB: 08/29/1972
Address: 10274 54th Avenue, St Petersburg

Travis L Jones (Victim- Injured stab wound to abdomen)
DOB: 09/28/1985
Address: 12033 97th Avenue, Seminole

Donald Rush (Witness- held suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived)
DOB: 05/27/1977
Address: 260 Sunset Boulevard, Washington PA
 

What:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a man after he stabbed a woman during a robbery and stabbed two good Samaritans attempting to help the victim.

Where:
The incident occurred at the Publix at 7880 113th Street, Seminole.

When:
The incident occurred at about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Why/How:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a man after he stabbed a woman during a robbery and stabbed two good Samaritans attempting to help the victim.

According to deputies, the victim 44-year-old Rosanna Lynd was sitting in her vehicle a 2010 Toyota Highlander in the parking lot of the Publix, located at 7880 113th Street, Seminole. The suspect 49-year-old Bobby Martin Watson approached the victim while sitting in her vehicle opened the door and reached over the victim and grabbed the victim’s purse. The victim began to struggle with Watson who stabbed Lynd one time in the abdomen and one time in the left thigh. A Good Samaritan 44-year-old Christopher McMann observed the struggle came to Lynd’s aid and was subsequently stabbed one time in the upper back by Watson.

Deputies say Watson then fled toward Seminole City Shopping Center with McMann and Good Samaritan number two 31- year-old Travis Jones pursuing Watson across 113th Street east bound. Good Samaritan number three Donald Rush who observed the altercation retrieved a hand gun from his vehicle and joined in the foot pursuit of Watson.

Deputies say McMann and Jones were able to tackle Watson in the parking lot of the Seminole City Shopping Center and subsequently Jones also was stabbed in the abdomen during the struggle by Watson. Good Samaritan number three was able to disarm Watson by holding him at gun point until deputies arrived and took Watson into custody.

Rosanna Lynd, Christopher McMann and Travis L Jones were all transported to Bayfront medical center with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect Bobby Martin Watson was transported to Pinellas County Jail after being medically cleared.

Deputies say an unknown make possibly 1990’s model gold vehicle was believed to be involved.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Sunday, August 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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