Police: Punta Gorda woman stabs 2 during altercation

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Sonnoro Diamond Keller (Credit: PGPD)

A Punta Gorda woman was arrested Wednesday after police say she stabbed two people during an altercation that occurred while she was moving out of a home.

The incident occurred at Hampton Point Apartments on Luther Road. Police said Sonnoro Diamond Keller, 33, was gathering her belongings to move out of the home when the homeowner returned, expecting Keller to be gone.

Police said the homeowner had requested assistance from family members to remove the remaining belongings from the home, and as they were attempting to remove the television, Keller became enraged. She grabbed multiple knives and began swinging them toward the victims. One of the victims was stabbed approximately three times in the left bicep. The homeowner attempted to intervene and also received lacerations from the Keller swinging the knife, according to police.

Both victims, children and witnesses were attempting to leave the residence when Keller followed them and proceeded to forcefully pick up the homeowner and carry her back inside the apartment. One witness was able to escape with the homeowner’s children to safety, police said.

Shortly after, Keller returned outside with another knife while the homeowner ran from inside the apartment and placed herself in front of the other victim to prevent any further injury. Keller fled the scene.

When deputies arrived on scene, they were approached by a family member of Keller. The family member was able to contact Keller via phone and she agreed to meet with deputies. Keller was arrested after the investigation and faces charges of aggravated battery and false imprisonment. She remains in the Charlotte County Jail.

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