Two Homeless Men Arrested Following Stabbing at Transient Camp | Crime

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Two Homeless Men Arrested Following Stabbing at Transient Camp
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Two Homeless Men Arrested Following Stabbing at Transient Camp

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A fight among homeless people has left one man hospitalized and two jailed, and the charges include an attack on a police dog by one of the suspects.

According to a news release from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place at a known camp for transients along State Road 207 Sunday night.

Detectives determined that two men, 35-year-old Robert Tony Hicks and 39-year-old Peter Joseph Grattan, both homeless, had gone into the camp and yelled for an unidentified 43-year-old male to come out of a tent.

When the victim emerged, a fight began, ending with the victim being stabbed.  He has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies tracked the suspects to a home on Sidney Street.

Hicks reportedly struck a K-9 officer in the head as he was being taken into custody, but was subsequently secured with no further incident.

Both remain in jail.

Hicks is charged with aggravated battery, resisting an officer without violence and striking a police service animal.  His bond is $53,000.

Grattan is charged with principal to aggravated battery and resisting an officer without violence.  He is being held on $26,500 bond.

A witness at the camp told detectives the fight was over a woman who also stayed at the camp.

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