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IRC Sheriff: Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder After Stabbing Incident

Iva Lee Worthy Jr.

IRC Sheriff: Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder After Stabbing Incident

Indian River County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)-The Indian River Sheriff reported that a suspect was arrested for attempted murder after a stabbing incident.

This is what happened:

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at approximately 0230 hours, uniformed patrol responded to the Pemberly Palms apartment complex in reference to a stabbing. On scene, they located three victims actively bleeding from their injuries. It was determined there was only one suspect, an Iva Worthy Jr., who had fled the scene on foot.
All three victims were turned over to EMS, one of which was flown to a trauma center. Canine Deputy Sunny and his handler responded to the scene and began tracking Worthy. Sunny quickly located Worthy hiding within the complex, concealed in some shrubs.
K9 Deputy Sunny
K9 Deputy Sunny

Major Crimes Detectives also responded and determined the incident started as argument between Worthy and his girlfriend. During said argument, Worthy began repeatedly stabbing her with a 5-8” kitchen knife. Other family members within the home attempted to stop Worthy at which point he began attacking them, causing numerous injuries.

All three victims are in stable condition or have been released from the hospital at this time.
Iva Worthy Jr. was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Indian River County Jail on a $350,000.00 bond.

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