Stuart couple, Daniel Mullins, Kaley Kunkemoell, arrested after flirting reportedly led to stabbing

STUART — A man and a woman were arrested following a Tuesday night stabbing that the victim said happened after an altercation over "flirting," according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Mullins, 24, and 20-year-old Kaley Kunkemoeller were arrested after deputies about 7:15 p.m. went to an incident in the 4600 block of Southeast Beckett Avenue, a release states. A man identified as the victim told investigators he was outside his home with Mullins and Kunkemoeller when an altercation started. The dispute, he said, stemmed from his "flirting" with Kunkemoeller.

The victim went in his home to try to avoid additional confrontation, but said Mullins and Kunkemoeller also entered his home. Kunkemoeller reportedly punched the victim in the head while Mullins stabbed him.

The accused attackers fled before deputies arrived, but quickly were found. They denied stabbing the victim, saying there was an argument over a drug transaction.

The victim had a stab wound to the right leg and a laceration to the torso.

Mullins, of the 2900 block of Southeast Orchid Street in Stuart, was arrested on a charge of armed burglary with battery, while Kunkemoeller, of the 2100 block of Northwest 20th Avenue in Stuart, was arrested on a burglary with battery charge.

Mullins and Kunkemoeller each were held in the Martin County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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