PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who struck his girlfriend in the face in their home and she then stabbed him in self-defense. CCSO received a call at 12:01 a.m. this morning from Peace River Regional Medical Center thatCorey Arkee Platt, 36, was being treated for a stab wound to his left shoulder.
When deputies arrived, Platt said he left his home at 3237 Easy Street following an argument with his girlfriend, and a man jumped at him and stabbed him for unknown reasons. Platt said he ran back to his home and told his 27-year-old girlfriend, Christina Denise Simpson, to take him to the hospital. Simpson said she couldn’t drive and a neighbor took him. Platt was adamant that the stabbing took place outside their home.
Deputies went to the home and discovered the crime actually occurred in the home, not outside. Two knives were found with blood on them and placed into evidence. Deputies talked to Simpson and she said Platt kicked in the bathroom door and punched her in the face so she grabbed a knife and stabbed him because he is abusive.
Based on the investigation it was determined Corey was the primary aggressor; he was arrested at the hospital after his release and transported to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with Battery. Corey is a convicted felon with 16th bookings and remains in jail on no bond.
Deputies said this is not the first time Corey was stabbed by his girlfriend Simpson. On March 29, CCSO responded to the same home about an argument over a missing pack of cigarettes. Simpson jabbed at Corey with two knives, one knife cutting him on the back of his arm.
Simpson was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. No charges this time were filed on Simpson who acted in self-defense.