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Man charged with attempted homicide after stabbing girlfriend in head

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 12:42:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man is being charged with attempted murder after he stabbed his girlfriend in an apparent drug-addled rage. 

The Tallahassee Police Department was called to 1700 Louis Street about a domestic disturbance. The caller told police that she was calling for her neighbor, who had just been stabbed by her boyfriend.

The victim was alert when police found her bleeding with stab wounds to the side of her head and neck. 

She told them that her boyfriend, Moses Jones, have been in an on and off relationship for the past four years and stated that she was allowing him to live with her when he did not have a place to stay.

The victim said that she and Jones had been together since he got off work, saying that he only left one time.

When he returned however, the victim said that he was acting "weirdly, as if he was 'high,'" according to the report. She explained they began arguing about him getting "high" at her house and she told him she was going to leave because he was behaving oddly.

Court documents say that while the victim was some packing clothes for her and her daughter to leave, Jones charged towards her with a large kitchen knife, stabbing in the side of her head and shoulder area. 

The victim told police that she believed she blacked out because she fell and by the time she got up, Jones was gone. 

Investigators say that Jones stabbed the victim with "such force that the knife blade bent and the handle broke."

A doctor advised that the victim had suffered a hematoma to the left side of her head and a partially collapsed lung due to the stabbing. 

Not long after the victim had been hospitalized, according to an arrest document, officers found a car that had been crashed into a tree on North Monroe Street. Police found blood inside the car and a small zip-lock baggie on the driver seat with some white, powdery substance police believed to be cocaine or "molly."

They later found Jones near the crash scene.

When they interviewed the now lucid Jones, the document says, he admitted that he had used drugs prior to his arrest, but stated he was uncertain of what it could be.

He told police that he got the drugs at a friend's house and snorted half of the drugs while there. Soon after, Jones said that he felt "dizzy" and fell asleep. 

When he woke up, Jones says that the victim was running away from him and he had blood on his hands. 

The court documents say Jones then took the victim's keys and drove away in her car because he was scared. He told police that he remembered crashing the car and being arrested.

Police write that Jones denied remembering anything about how the victim received her stab wounds or anything about the argument they got into prior to the assault. 

"When asked if he believed he had stabbed [the victim]," investigators write, "he stated, 'I can't say that I did or didn't. I don't remember." Police say Jones stated that he would take whatever charge he deserved for the incident.

Jones is being charged with attempted homicide (no felony offense). He remains in the Leon County Jail.

He has also been charged with felony battery and aggravated assault in the past.