Man charged with attempted murder in Citrus triple stabbing

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2016, 1:37 PM EST

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for attempted murder in a triple stabbing in Floral City.

  • Man wanted for attempted murder in Citrus County
  • 3 stabbed overnight at a home in Floral City
  • Suspect, Jesse Prive, thought to be armed and dangerous

Deputies said Jesse Prive, 32, is accused of stabbing three people overnight and is thought to be armed and dangerous. 

The Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing report at about 3:30 a.m. Monday at a home off Highway 41 in Floral City. 

Two people there — Michael Hanson and Ashley Brower — told deputies that Hanson's roommate, Prive, stabbed his girlfriend, Melissa Dye. 

When Hanson and Brower began to pack clothes to leave, Prive reportedly stabbed Brower in the chest and then attacked Hanson, stabbing him in the head and chest. 

Hanson was able to disarm Prive, then left the home with Brower. They were both taken to Bayonet Medical Center. 

Deputies said Prive and his girlfriend, Dye, also fled the scene. However, Dye later returned to give a statement to detectives. 

The Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Prive for attempted murder. 

If anyone has information on the location of Prive, you are asked to call 352-726-1121.