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Pair charged in stabbing of Seminole siblings

Two suspects are in custody after deputies say they stabbed a brother and sister early this morning outside their Seminole home.

Deputies say roommates Anthony Dejesus, 25, and Blaine Martin, 22, both of Largo, face charges in the stabbing of Kenneth and Kelly Poling around 3 a.m. in the driveway of their home at 8860 Flame Vine Ave.

According to deputies, the victims were approached by the suspects who asked for a ride home to their apartment at 1201 Seminole Blvd.

The victims, both 38, suffered non-life threatening injuries, deputies say.

An altercation ensued when the Polings refused to give them a ride, deputies say, leading to the stabbing.

Medical personnel treated the victims as deputies begain a search, and a K-9 unit found Dejesus and Martin near the scene.

Dejesus was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, and Martin was charged as an accessory after the fact. Dejesus is being held on $40,000 bond, while Martin was released on $5,000 bond.

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