PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released more details concerning the late Saturday night stabbing that resulted in the arrest Sunday afternoon of Roy Lee Poore, 35, 6200 Rumford Street, Punta Gorda.
Deputies responded Saturday at 11:27 p.m. to 521 Drury Lane, Punta Gorda reference a stabbing. Aldolphus Leon Martin, 46, was lying in the roadway bleeding from several stab wounds. Charlotte County EMS transported Martin to Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center. Martin had gone into cardiopulmonary arrest several times en route and underwent emergency surgery to repair four life threatening stab wounds to his chest, belly, arm and leg.
Witnesses told deputies they saw Roy Poore and his sister, April M. Poore, 38, 29430 South Jones Loop Road, Punta Gorda, in the area of the disturbance. They also said they saw three women and a man drive off in a maroon Chevrolet pickup. A neighbor said he saw Marin on the ground and went to help him. She told detectives she asked Martin who had done this to him and he replied, “Roy.”
Deputies responded to Roy Poore’s Rumford Street home and attempted to make contact but nobody answered for several hours. The Maroon 2004 Chevy pickup was located in the driveway. Deputies said they saw possible blood evidence on the outside and inside the pickup. The pickup was impounded for evidence. MCU detectives responded to Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers and when Martin got out of surgery, he said Roy Poore was the person who stabbed him.
Members of the SWAT team were called and established a perimeter around Poore’s home. After continual public address calls for Poore to give himself up, he finally came out of the home at 1:45 p.m. along with two adult women and two children. A search warrant was obtained and detectives searched the home. Roy Poore was transported to the Charlotte County Jail after he invoked his Miranda rights and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.
Prior to the stabbing, a CCSO deputy was observing a known drug house on Drury Lane and saw April Poore come from the home and walk toward East Marion Avenue. She was stopped, searched, and the deputy found two pill bottles in her possession. The deputy also noticed she had at least two suspected Roxycodone pills in her mouth which she swallowed. EMS was called but treatment was not needed and she was taken to the Charlotte County Jail. She was charged with Possession of Roxycodone, Possession of Hydromorphone, Tampering with Evidence, and Violation of Probation. April Poore is a twice convicted felon with six bookings; she remains in jail on no bond. MCU detectives continue their investigation involving both incidents.