The suspect in the stabbing attack on a woman at the Traveler’s Inn on Friday has been identified, Daytona Beach Police Department stated.

  • Police are trying to find alleged stabbing suspect Curtis Rodgers
  • Victim was stabbed a dozen times, including a laceration to her neck

At around 2:21 a.m. on Friday, 60-year-old Christina Spence was allegedly attacked at the Traveler’s Inn on 735 North Atlantic Ave. after she withdrew $1,600 from an ATM machine at the Sunoco at 645 North Atlantic Ave.

The suspect, later identified as Curtis Rodgers, came up to Spence as she approached the door to her motel room and allegedly grabbed her purse and then stabbed her with a knife, police stated.

Rodgers eventually fled with the purse and the money.

Spence was cut eight times in her right hand, three lacerations to her left and a cut to her neck. She was transported to Halifax Hospital.

A knife was later found at the scene.

The 47-year-old Rodgers was identified as the suspect due to the surveillance cameras at the Sunoco and the Traveler’s Inn and a backpack that was later found to contain his medical information and name.

Rodgers is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 140 pounds, with black hair and skin and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt with “Chantilly” on it with an unknown symbol, a plain black baseball hat and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. David Dinardi at 386-671-5219 or email him at: