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Thursday, Nov 17, 2011County: Lee
Charges: Felony CTA, Felony Non-CTA
Alleged: Dennis Eugene Hemingway
A 40-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested on Thursday night after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and her dog during an argument.
Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies say they arrived at 4614 Tennessee Way and spoke to the victim, Lynn McDonald.
McDonald told deputies that she and her boyfriend, Dennis Hemingway, had gotten into an argument after they were drinking.
Hemingway was arguing with his girlfriend when one of her pit bulls started to get agitated, due to the fight. The dog was put outside, but Hemingway grabbed a knife and taunted the dog by knocking on the sliding glass door with it. Hemingway then leaned on the sliding glass door, knocking it off the track, at which time the dog entered the house. Hemingway began stabbing the dog. His girlfriend grabbed the dog, but Hemingway continued.
In the process, Hemingway stabbed his girlfriend in the arms, left leg and near her mouth. She was transported to the Lee Memorial Hospitall with non-life-threatening injuries.
The dog was taken to the vet for treatment.
Hemingway was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and cruelty to an animal.
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