A married Gainesville couple was arrested Saturday night after a botched $10 drug deal left a man with a stab wound to his chest, Gainesville Police said.
Aaron Young, 36, and Corinna Young, 26, confronted the man at about 9:30 p.m. after Mrs. Young attempted to buy drugs from him but never received them — nor her money back, according to a police report.
In the 400 block of South Main Street, Mr. Young, wielding a folding knife, stabbed the man deep in his chest, according to the report. The stab wound was close to a major artery near the man’s heart.
Mrs. Young then repeatedly struck the injured man with her hands, according to the report. A witness who saw the stabbing identified the couple in a show-up, and they were arrested on charges of aggravated battery.
GPD Sgt. John Mazzuca said the man was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
After her arrest, Mrs. Young admitted to police that she searched for the man, confronted him about the money and had a physical altercation with him, according to the report. Mr. Young, on the other hand, said no one took money from his wife and the man had tried to attack them, prompting the retaliation.
Authorities took the couple to the Alachua County Jail where they remain, as of press time. Mr. Young is being held on a bond of $25,000, while his wife is being held on a bond of $2,000.