Tallahassee Man Charged with Attempted Homicide

Matthew Bryan Quinones
Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 08:13:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested after officers said he stabbed his girlfriend and mother then abducted his girlfriend's friend.

The Tallahassee Police Department said that Matthew Bryan Quinones was arrested on Feb. 4, after police in Albany found him and the woman he abducted in a local Wal-Mart parking lot. 

Officers said that the interior of the car they were found in was stained with blood and had in it a large folding knife that was locked open. 

A probable cause document reveals that police had reason to suspect Quinones' involvement in a stabbing the day prior and believed that the abduction and stabbing were related somehow.

On Feb. 3, two women were taken to the hospital for stab wounds. Initially, the women told police that they were walking in the area of Tennessee Street and White Drive, when a random man came up and started attacking them.

One of the women stayed in the hospital for surgery while the other was treated and left the emergency room. 

The next day, Tallahassee police were contacted by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office and they said that abducted woman's boyfriend had called them.

Her boyfriend told them that she was in danger and traveling in a car with a man. During WCSO's attempt to talk to the woman, Quinones took the phone from her and stated, "I am not going to hurt her."

When Tallahassee police called her again, she told them that she was with, "the guy who stabbed my friends." 

This same day, police spoke with one of the victims of the stabbing the night prior. 

In an interview, the victim admitted that she had been in a relationship with Quinones for several months and said that he had been physically abusive. She also said that she had been trying to end the relationship. 

The night of Feb. 3, the victim went with the woman Quinones' abducted to his home on 740 White Drive to go get some weed. 

When they got inside, Quinones said that he was uncomfortable doing the deal in public, so they both went outside. Once they were alone however, he began accusing her of cheating on him.

When the victim began to deny the allegations, he grabbed her by her hair, pushed her up against the house, and began stabbing her.  

The victim told police that she struggled with Quinones and screamed loudly as she tried to escape. At some point Quinones' mother came out and tried to stop him. She was also injured during the encounter.

After the attack, the woman Quinones later abducted took his mother and girlfriend to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Quinones, who was with them, threatened that if his girlfriend reported the incident, he would kill her. 

Once the were dropped off, Quinones made the woman who drove them drive away. The victim told police that the woman and Quinones had never met before and that she believed he held her in the car against her will, leading up to the alleged abduction and subsequent arrest. 

Quinones is being charged with second degree attempted homicide.