Homicide suspect found in Alabama; victim identified
Updated Oct. 29., 3:10 p.m.: Gainesville Police have identified the victim of Friday’s stabbing as Robert Dockins, 60, of Gainesville.
The suspect, Clifton Baxter, 33, is in Dothan, Ala. on $500,000 bond.
Ben Tobias, spokesman for GPD, said Baxter makes trips between Orlando and Dothan, Ala., for family purposes and that Baxter and Dockins were acquaintances.
Tobias said police believe the stabbing resulted from a disagreement over money.
Original story: The man authorities believe is responsible for the death of a man found on West University Avenue is now in custody, according to Gainesville police.
Authorities said Clifton Baxter, 33, was found in Dothan, Ala. Investigators used video pictures from cameras in the area where the crime occurred to identify Baxter. Charges have not been released, but Clifton is being held on a $500,000 bond.
The man authorities say Baxter hurt was found Friday morning and later died at Shands at UF. Police have not released the name of the dead man.
Kelly Price edited this story online.
This entry was posted in Crime
and tagged Alachua County news
, Gainesville news
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Crime
This August, the city of Gainesville reflects on the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Danny Rolling murders. A memorial service will take place at the Baughman Center.
A sexual battery incident that occurred Sunday has been turned over to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office after University of Florida Criminal Investigations Division (UFCID) determined it did not happen on the UF campus.
Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.
Josh Greenberg, co-founder of Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday by his girlfriend. Officer Ben Tobias from the Gainesville Police Department said investigators did not find any evidence of foul play or trauma when reporting to the scene.
A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.