Steak-n-Shake Coupons
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Pinellas Park Beacon
Second arrest made in attack, car theft
See related stories
Article published on Thursday, April 3, 2014
  Print E-Mail
Photo courtesy PINELLAS PARK PD
Vivid bruises appear on Charles Clark’s face the day after he was attacked. Clark talks with Renny Beatch from John’s Key Shop in Pinellas Park, who replaced the lock on his front door April 2. Clark was beaten and stabbed in an attack April 1. His vehicle was stolen that night and has since been recovered. YoHo’s Collision Center towed the vehicle without charge to Walker Ford where it is getting a free lock change.
PINELLAS PARK – A second teen was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the attack of an 84-year-old Pinellas Park man and subsequent theft of his vehicle.

Xavier Peterson, 13, approached Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies to turn himself in around 11:35 p.m. April 2 and was then taken into custody by Pinellas Park police and transported to Pinellas Park PD where he was questioned.

According to Sgt. Adam Geissenberger, Pinellas Park police public information officer, Peterson denied having any part in the April 1 attack of Charles Clark, but he did admit to taking the man’s car. Police charged the teen with grand theft of a motor vehicle and transported to the juvenile assessment center.

Police took Peterson’s brother, Antonio Peterson, 16, into custody Wednesday evening. He was charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon. An active warrant is still out on a third suspect Jazmine Burney, 15, on unrelated criminal offenses.

Police believe the three teens were involved in an attempted robbery that occurred about 10 a.m. April 1 on 76th Avenue. Clark was exiting his car when he was attacked from behind. He tried to fight off the attackers and was subsequently stabbed. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He told police that the teens were trying to steal his car.

His car was stolen overnight between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. from in front of his residence on 76th Avenue. Police recovered it Wednesday morning in south St. Petersburg.

Geissenberger said the community was reaching out to assist the victim. Walker Ford is changing the locks on the vehicle at no charge. YoHo’s Collision Center provided free towing. John’s Key Shop replaced the locks on Clark’s residence.

Related Stories:
Article published on Thursday, April 3, 2014
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
Featured Print Advertisers
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
Custom Couture of Clearwater
(727) 735-8407
By appointment please.

Web site        View Ad
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
Flooring America of Seminole
9012 Seminole Blvd.
(727) 397-5509

Web site        View Ad
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
Online Services Directory
TBN 27/7
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News