A Florida man has been arrested in a barbaric attack on a 56-year-old woman earlier this week.

Florida Man Arrested After Woman Found With Hatchet Protruding Out Of Her Head

A Florida man has been arrested in a barbaric attack on a 56-year-old woman earlier this week.
40-year-old Michel Dougherty

A Florida man has been arrested in a barbaric attack on a 56-year-old woman earlier this week.

According to deputies, 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, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office 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 Michel Dougherty fled from the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.

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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.

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