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2nd suspect arrested in Port Charlotte stabbing

FOX 4 Staff

2nd suspect arrested in Port Charlotte stabbing

CREATED Jan. 14, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrested a man wanted in connection with a stabbing that happened last Thursday at a Port Charlotte gas station.

CCSO received a tip that 24-year-old Richard Allen Foist was at the Winn-Dixie grocery store at the Promenades Mall.  When deputies first found Foist he claimed he was Mark A. Wayne.

A check showed no records found; he then said his identification was in his car. Deputies went outside to look for the car which wasn’t there. Foist then said his girlfriend must have left in the vehicle. Foist was asked to empty his pockets and deputies located a photo identification as being Richard Foist.

Also in Foist’s pockets was a pill bottle with a woman’s name on it. Foist grabbed the bottle and took off running. A foot pursuit began and another deputy stopped him as he approached Aaron Street. Inside the bottle that was recovered, deputies located various quantities of morphine, hydromporphone, valium and alprazolam.  They also found food stamp cards on him that were not his.

Already in custody for the stabbing is 30-year-old Ronald Wayne Peyton.

The incident last Thursday started when four other people were at the station in a car. Foist told the victim that he didn’t like him hanging out with his ex-girlfriend. Foist pulled out a flip open locking knife and lunged at the victim, cutting his chest. Foist ran and got into the pickup driven by Peyton and they fled the scene after hitting a 56 year old woman, knocking her into a pole.

She was treated and released from a hospital.

Peyton is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $80,000 bond.

Foist was charged with aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon, possession of morphone sulfate, possession of hydromorphone, possession of valium, possession of alprazolam, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving false name to a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer. Foist remains in jail on no bond.

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