Attempted Murder Arrest

**UPDATE as of 12:41 p.m. on November 27, 2022**

On November 26, 2022 at 11:04 p.m., Lisa Ann Rogers was pronounced deceased at Bayfront Hospital.

Dougherty's Attempted Second Degree Murder Charge will be amended to Second Degree Murder.


**Previous update as of 9:07 a.m. on November 26, 2022**

The victim is 56-year-old Lisa Ann Rogers. Rogers resided in the same home with the suspect at the time of the incident.

At this time, Rogers condition remains life threatening.

**End of Update**

**Original News Release**

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit
-Digital Forensics Unit
Support Services Bureau
-Forensic Science Division

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Operations
-Patrol Operations Division
Department of Support Services
-Forensics Unit

Michael Dougherty (Suspect-Arrested)
DOB: 09/30/1982
Address: 4000 24th Street North, Lot 230, St. Petersburg
Charge: Attempted Felony Murder

The female victim will remain confidential under Amendment 6 (Marsy’s Law).  No further details will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

PINELLAS COUNTY- On Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at approximately 10:36 a.m. deputies responded to 4000 24th Street North, Lot 230 in St. Petersburg in reference to an attempted murder.

According to detectives, deputies located a 56-year-old female with a hatchet protruding from her head and she was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Michael Dougherty fled from the scene prior to deputies arrival.

Through various investigative techniques detectives were able to locate Dougherty’s vehicle near Gainesville on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

According to detectives, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Dougherty was pulled over by an Alachua County Deputy where he was taken into custody for a warrant for attempted second degree murder and transported to the Alachua County Jail.

Dougherty was charged with one felony count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and will be transported to the Pinellas County Jail at a later date.

The investigation continues.

Below is Dougherty’s booking photo from the Alachua County Jail.

Posted by Verliz Williams Friday, November 25, 2022 4:39:00 PM Categories: Jail

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