UPDATE…UPDATE…On Domestic Violence Victim Stabbed 22 times
On Friday, January 09, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Theron Brown in Marion County Florida. The criminal investigation conducted with the M.F.R.F.T.F. and detectives with the Lakeland Police Department revealed Theron Brown had assumed a different identity and was hiding in the Ocala, Florida. He was apprehended without incident, and LPD Detectives are traveling to Marion County in an effort to complete their investigation. There are no additional details at this time.
On January 4, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. the Lakeland Police Department received a call in reference to a stabbing. The victim was stabbed at 1234 jewel Avenue in her vehicle and she drove herself to the Chevron Station, 1615 W. Memorial Blvd for safety. An employee at the Chevron Station called 911 for the victim.
When the police arrived at the station, the victim was responsive and identified the suspect by name and as has her boyfriend for 1 year. The victim was transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center and immediately taken into surgery. The victim had been stabbed 22 times with wounds to her head, chest, back and arms.
Patrol officers and detectives attempted to locate the suspect at his residence but he had fled the area. Detectives are currently in the process of obtaining a warrant for Attempted Murder. The suspects address is not being released at this time due to a pending investigation. If anyone has information on the location of the suspect, please contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.
This investigation is still ongoing at this time.
The victim has been identified as: Latoya Jean Schuler, 27 yrs old.
Suspect: Theron Brown, 4/14/78.