The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported a 53-year-old wheelchair-bound victim fought off a drug-related attack just before midnight Sunday after renting a room at the Best Western Hotel.
Police report the victim left the hotel room to buy beer at a Citgo gas station in the 500 block of 67th Street Circle East and he returned to find the room locked by Breona Wilson, 36, who had allegedly rented the room with the victim in order to do drugs.
The victim returned to the gas station to charge his electric wheelchair and Wilson reportedly approached and demanded $20. Wilson allegedly attempted to pull the victim’s chained wallet from his pocket but was able to grab his knife and started swinging it eventually cutting the victim’s right forearm.
Wilson fled and Davis called for help. Wilson later returned to the room where she was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.