PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Park police responded to a call about a stabbing about 9:43 p.m. June 29 in the 6700 block of 77th Terrace N.
According to the police report, a citizen called to tell police that her son had stabbed her nephew and then turned the knife on himself. The victim then fled the scene in fear of the suspect. The suspect also fled the scene.
A police K-9 unit responded to the scene and made contact with the caller. She informed arriving personnel that her son had fled on foot with a knife stuck in his chest. About five minutes later, police located the victim, Timothy Adams, 32, at a nearby residence.
Rescue personnel transported Adams to the hospital as a trauma alert due to a penetrating stab wound to the chest, the report said.
Meanwhile a police officer and K-9 unit, Tank, searched for the suspect and located him about 10:05 p.m. in the 7800 block of 70th Street. Police said that the suspect “failed to comply with orders to surrender and was subdued by Tank.”
Police said that the suspect, Olin Hess, 37, of Pinellas Park had life threatening injuries due to a self-inflicted penetrating stab wound to the chest. He also was transported to a local hospital as a trauma alert.
The mother told police that when she arrived home she had a brief conversation with her son, Hess. She said he had been complaining most of the day that he did not want his cousin, Adams, in the house.
“He gave no reason for his feelings and told him mother that he wanted Adams out of the house,” the report said. “When she refused to make him leave, Hess told her that he would stab him.”
Hess then went into his bedroom, and when he came out, he was armed with a knife. He went into the room where Adams was and stabbed him in the chest. Adams fled the home. When the mother went outside to call 911, Hess left the home with a knife sticking out of his chest. The mother told police that her son went back inside the home briefly, before fleeing on foot.
Adams was listed in stable condition at an area hospital. Hess' injuries are more serious, police said. Hess was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence. Bond was set at $10,150.