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Virginia man charged with robbery, stabbing at Inverness store

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2:37pm
Accused of armed robbery

Jacob C. Kleintank

A man visiting from Virginia is facing charges of aggravated battery and robbery on Sunday at the CVS pharmacy in Inverness.

Arrested was Jacob C. Kleintank, 31, of 6870 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va.

According to the arrest report, there were three victims who had been stabbed during the robbery - a 27-year-old Lecanto man, a 31-year-old man from Beverly Hills and a 29-year-old Inverness man.

When deputies arrived, the three men had taken custody of Kleintank, and were on top of him as he lay on his back. Deputies saw a knife with about a two-inch blade in Kleintank's hand, which he was still grasping.

A deputy pried the knife from his hand, and then rolled Kleintank onto his stomach and placed him in handcuffs.

One victim was bleeding from both of his hands; another victim had a puncture wounds in the area of his left abcomen and the third victim had a puncture wound underneath his left armpit.

While waiting for EMS to arrive, depouties questioned the victims. One victims said that on Saturday, sometime before 5 p.m., Kleintank had been seen in the store. Between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, the victims said, Kleintank had returned to the store and brought with him an out-of-state prescription.

Kleintank was told that the prescription could not be filled since it had been written out of state. He then left the store.

At about 1 a.m. on Sunday, the arrest report said, Kleintank was seen walking toward the pharmacy counter, and then he jumped over the counter with a kife in his right hand. "Give me the drugs," Kleintank is reported to have said.

Kleintank is then said to have begun stabbing the victim, and the victim put up his hands to guard his chest area. At that point, the victim was stabbed several times in the hands and yelled out for help.

The second and third victimsappeared and grabbed Kleintank, and were also stabbed.

One of the victims was transported to the Citrus Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The second victim was taken to Shands Hospital in Ocala via helicopter.

A short search around the store uncovered Kleintank's vehicle, a silver-colored Toyota, which was still running. Investigation revealed the car had been rented through Hertz at the Tampa International Airport.

It was also learned that Kleintank and his girlfriend were visiting his parents in Inverness. His girlfriend told deputies Kleintank had been acting strange on Saturday, up until Sunday. She said that she had not seen him drinking, but that he did appear to be drunk.

She also said that he had told her he was going to the bathroom, and she later realized he had taken the rental car and driven off, although, she said, she did not know where he was going.

After his arrest, Kleintank was charged with aggravated battery and robbery.

Bond was set at none.

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