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Man arrested in St. Lucie County stabbing death of coworker

Posted at 7:49 AM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 12:08:53-04

UPDATE: The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of David Davis in connection with the murder of Quentin Lamar Jones. 

Deputies say Davis stabbed Jones, his coworker, off Okechobee Boulevard. He has been charged with first degree murder and armed robber. Deputies say he stole money from Jones after the attack.

According to officials, Davis worked as a carnival vendor. He and his victim were getting the St. Lucie fairgrounds ready for fair this weekend.

Chief Deputy Garry Wilson said the stabbing likely happened following a fight about money.

Wilson said the two were gambling at Jai Alai & Poker in Fort Pierce. Jones lost his money and borrowed money from Davis, which Wilson said Jones lost again. 

They began arguing about money and were asked to leave the facility.They were dropped off at a nearby McDonald's and continued walking and arguing.

“Davis says that he and Jones continued their argument and was demanding that he be repaid for his money. Things got physical. Davis pulled out a knife and stabbed Jones several times in the neck and back,” Wilson said.

Davis is being held without bond in the St. Lucie County jail and will have his first appearance Wednesday morning.


The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning they are investigating a homicide after a man's body was found in the area of Okeechobee Road and Florida's Turnpike. 

The man, later identified as Quentin Lamar Jones, 37, from Jacksonville, was found by a bicyclist along the road at the entrance of the Turnpike.

“This was not a vehicle crash. We’re working this as a homicide, and we just have to verify the method which caused his death," said St. Lucie County Chief Deputy Garry Wilson.

The Sheriff's Office says it has identified a person of interest and that person is being questioned.