PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – On Tuesday at approximately 9:40 a.m. Pinellas Park Police responded to 8043 55th Street N. Pinellas Park, regarding a battery investigation.
Upon arrival, officers located a victim, Dale Neary, 77, sitting in the back yard of his residence with multiple stab wounds to his upper body.
Pinellas Park Police Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation and found that Neary was stabbed by his female roommate, 46-year-old Samantha Clark.
At the time of police arrival at the residence, it was learned that Clark had fled the residence leaving behind the knife that was used to stab Neary.
A short time later Clark was located several blocks from the residence where the stabbing had taken place. Clark was taken into custody without further incident and at the time she appeared to be possibly under the influence of illegal narcotics.
Clark was transported to a local hospital where she was admitted for observation during which time she was placed under arrest for attempted murder and is currently being guarded by Pinellas County Jail Deputies until her release from the hospital.
During the investigation it was learned that Clark had been arguing with Neary over $60.00 related to Clark’s federal stimulus money. Clark became enraged during the argument and attacked Neary using a common steak knife during which time Neary received a few stab wounds to his upper body.
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During the attack, Neary attempted to defend himself by striking Clark with an aluminum piece of pipe. Clark continued to attack Neary with the knife stabbing him several more times before fleeing the residence.
Neary was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries and he remains hospitalized in serious condition although he is expected to recover.
The investigation is ongoing, but police do not expect additional information is expected to be released.