Double Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Escambia County

December 29, 2022

A double stabbing suspect was arrested Thursday morning in Escambia County.

Tamondo Derell Reuben, 48, was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, grand theft, kidnapping, robbery with a weapon and a probation violation. He was taken into custody without incident at the Rosa L. Parks Transit Complex on Fairfield Drive, not far from the jail.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said he stabbed his girlfriend in the chest and stabbed her son 15 times on Monday.

Reuben stabbed his 47-year old girlfriend at a cemetery they were visiting with her son on Massachusetts Avenue on Monday, according to the ECSO.

He then drove to a vacant lot on Fairfield Drive, took their phones and told them they “were going to die today”, Sheriff Chip Simmons said. The woman then pepper-sprayed him while telling her 18-year old son to run. Reuben chased him, Simmons said, ultimately stabbing him 15 times in the chest, neck, arms and legs.

“Momma and son both fought like hell and continue to fight for their lives,” the sheriff said. “How horrible a person, how brutal, how vicious do you have to be to try and stab not one, but two people to death? This is the kind of individual that we are dealing with.”

At last report, both victims were being treated at a local hospital for serious injuries.


2 Responses to “Double Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Escambia County”

  1. Charlotte R Bates on December 29th, 2022 6:32 pm

    For God’s sake, please do not give him a bond. If he gets out, he’ll probably try to finish what he started. Praying for the lady and her son for a full recovery. Lady, please do not let this coward back into your life, otherwise, he may kill you the next time.

  2. Wayne on December 29th, 2022 12:56 pm

    Of course he was arrested without had grown men..not a boy and a woman to go up against.
    Kinda wished he would have resistedjust a little.
    Just a plain little coward
    Great job deputies…thank you.

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