Ocala police detain stabbing suspect minutes after finding victim

Person stabbed at Village Green Apartments, police say

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

OCALA, Fla. - One person is in custody after a reported stabbing Sunday at the Village Green Apartments in Ocala, police said.

Officers said they received reports of the stabbing at 4:06 p.m. Three minutes later, they arrived to find the victim, whom they only described as a male, and three minutes later, they had a male suspect in custody, police said.

Ocala Police Department officials said the victim, Ronnie Smothers, 32, was taken to an area hospital as a trauma alert. He is in stable condition.

Police identified the suspect as Mario Glenn, 28. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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