Largo man jailed in connection with machete attack in Pinellas Park

Devin L. Quarterman

PINELLAS PARK — Police arrested a 28-year-old Largo man about 3:45 p.m. Feb. 10 after he reportedly attacked another man with a machete.

Devin L. Quarterman was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one count of attempted first degree murder and is being held without bail.

Pinellas Park police responded to a report of a physical altercation at 10191 66th St. about 11 p.m. Feb. 9. Officers say Quarterman surprised Gerrardo Garcia, 42, a transient, and then struck him multiple times with a machete.

Garcia was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Police say Quarterman fled the scene before officers arrived.

Police determined that Garcia and Quarterman had been involved in a recent dispute, which led to the attack.