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14-091 Deputies Charge Largo Man With 2 Counts Of Attempted Murder

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit
-Flight Section
-Crime Scene Investigations Unit

Victim #1:
Stephanie Santiago
5860 150th Avenue North, Lot 407

Victim #2:
Henry Minniefield
5860 150th Avenue North, Lot 407

Armando Sevilla-Cruz
911 Highland Avenue

2 counts of Attempted Murder

What:  Deputies charge Largo man with 2 counts of Attempted Murder after he stabbed two victims.

Where:  The incident took place at 5860 150th Avenue North, Lot 407, in unincorporated Clearwater.

When:  At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, 5/3/2014.


Pinellas Deputies have arrested and charged a Largo man (Armando Sevilla-Cruz) with two counts of Attempted Murder.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning deputies responded to the Sun Terrace Mobile Home Park, lot #407, due to reports of multiple victims being stabbed.  Upon their arrival, they discovered victim’s Stephanie Santiago and Henry Minniefield had been stabbed in the chest.  Deputies along with fire rescue personnel tended to both victim’s injuries and eventually transported them to a local hospital.  Both are currently in stable condition, with non-life threatening injuries.

As the investigation continued, Armando Sevilla-Cruz was identified as the suspect.  According to victims and witnesses, Sevilla-Cruz arrived at the victim’s residence early this morning and an altercation ensued shortly after.  During the confrontation, Sevilla-Cruz brandished a knife and stabbed both Santiago and Minniefield in the chest.  Sevilla-Cruz fled the scene but was apprehended by deputies a short time later.

When questioned about the events, Sevilla-Cruz admitted to the allegations.

Sevilla-Cruz is currently being held at the Pinellas County jail.  His booking photo will soon be available on our website at under the “Who’s in Jail” link.

The investigation continues.

Sgt. David DiSano

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