A 43-year-old man was booked at the Manatee County jail on Thursday on charges that include attempted murder and assault.
Stephen Kelly of Palmetto was transferred from the Pinellas County jail on Thursday morning and is being held in Manatee County on bonds of $750,000 for attempted murder, $500,000 for burglary with assault, $100,000 for violating a domestic violence injunction and no bond for a probation violation.
Kelly was arrested on Feb. 5 by the St. Petersburg Police Department on an attempted murder charge after his ex-girlfriend and another man woke up to find Kelly allegedly standing over them. Kelly allegedly broke into the residence and then hit his ex-girlfriend and stabbed the man, according to the sheriff’s office.
In November 2016, he was accused by police of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and locking her in a room. Those charges were later dropped, according to court documents.
In the past, Kelly has pleaded no contest to charges including burglary and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.