Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

14-154 Deputies Arrest Armed Suspect for Aggravated Battery Along St. Pete Beach

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-K-9 Unit
-Flight Unit

K9 Deputy Matt Aitken
31 years old
Date of Hire: 03/20/2006

K9 Bosco

Jason Sefick
DOB: 5/21/1978
Address: 3315 58th Avenue South #317
St. Petersburg

Christopher J. Forrester (Arrested)
DOB: 07/11/1984
Address: 7880 Boca Ciega Dr. #6
St. Petersburg
Arrested for Aggravated Battery

Deputies arrested Christopher Forrester for Aggravated Battery after he stabbed the victim with a screwdriver and fled the area.

MacNasty’s Sports Bar & Grill 6295 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach

Sunday June 23, 2014 at 2:23 a.m.

Deputies responded to an armed subject at MacNasty’s Sports Bar & Grill. Upon their arrival they learned the suspect, later identified as 29 year old Christopher Forrester, fled the area after a physical altercation with the victim, 36 year old Jason Sefick.

Sefick stated he and Forrester were in a fight when he realized he was bleeding from his head. He then noticed Forrester had a screwdriver in his hand. Stefick was able to break away, return to the bar and call for assistance. Forrester fled the scene leaving behind his sandals and sunglasses. Deputies also located the screwdriver believed to be used in the altercation.

Deputies requested a K9 unit and set up a perimeter. K-9 Deputy Aitken and K9 Bosco arrived on scene and initiated a track. The track lead them through several parking lots and then north bound along the beach. They continued a quarter mile north along the beach jumping several fences. K9 Bosco then alerted to the bushes where they successfully located Forrester. He was taken into custody and treated at the scene for punctures to his left thigh and left calf as a result of a police K9 apprehension.

Forester was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

Sefick was treated by paramedics at the scene for his injuries.


K9 Bosco

K9 Bosco

Booking Photo Christopher Forrester

Booking Photo Christopher Forrester


Comments are closed.

OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1


E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.