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14-132 Detectives Charge St. Petersburg Man With Attempted Murder In the First Degree

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

Eula Powless(Victim)
DOB: 9/19/1943
Address: 2595 50th Avenue North #2, St. Petersburg

Joseph Richard Levan (Arrested)
DOB: 6/21/1990
Address: 2595 50th Avenue North #2, St. Petersburg
Charge: Attempted Murder in the First Degree

What:
Detectives have charged a St. Petersburg man with Attempted Murder after he stabbed his grandmother multiple times and then called 9-1-1.

Where:
The incident took place at a private residence located at 2595 50th Avenue North #2 in St. Petersburg.

When:
The incident took place at approximately 12:00 a.m. this morning, Monday, June 2, 2014.

How/Why:
Detectives have arrested and charged a St. Petersburg man with one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

Pinellas deputies responded to 2595 50th Avenue North, #2, in St. Petersburg after a male calling from the home reported he had stabbed his grandmother. Upon their arrival, they found the victim, 70-year-old Eula Powless in the home with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and neck area. She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Through their investigation, the suspect was identified as 23-year-old Joseph Richard Levan. Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit met with Levan who admitted to the allegations and advised he had been planning out the attack for the past several days.

Levan was charged with one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

At this hour the victim remains in the hospital in stable condition.

The booking photo for Levan is attached.

Joseph Richard Levan Booking Photo

Joseph Richard Levan Booking Photo

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