PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman Tuesday for stabbing a woman and hitting a man in the head with a wooden club, and then found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. Sasha Katelyn Jack, 22, of Connecticut, was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputies responded to a stabbing call Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to 2077 Wakefield Street in Port Charlotte. A black Dodge Charger left the scene driven by a Port Charlotte woman with her passenger Sasha Jack. A BOLO was dispatched for a fleeing vehicle and at 2:38 p.m. A Street Crimes Unit deputy located the car and made a traffic stop at Jabiru Avenue and Toleo Street in Port Charlotte. Just before the car was stopped, the deputy saw Jack throw out two small plastic baggies close to where the stop was made. The items were recovered and both contained Methamphetamine. There was blood on the driver’s window and Jack was covered in blood.
The two victims at the house told detectives the driver of the car, Wendy Marie Updike, 35, of Port Charlotte, and Jack, came to their home and began beating on the front door. The male victim, 35, and his 30 year old girlfriend, said Jack and Updike were yelling for them to come out and were there to collect a past $40 debt owed to Updike. The man came out and Jack got a 2-foot long wooden club and a pocket knife. Jack hit the man in the head with the club. The man got the club away from Jack and hit her in the left side. His girlfriend came out to defend him and Jack stabbed her in the stomach. Updike and Jack then fled in the Dodge Charger only to be stopped minutes later.
The woman with serious injury was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital trauma unit; her boyfriend was transported by EMS to Peace River Regional Medical Center; both have been released from the hospitals. Updike was not charged and released. Jack was taken to the Charlotte County Jail where she remains on $32,000 bond. Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).