Two men have been arrested for beating and stabbing a man on a Pensacola street
Two Pensacola men were arrested Thursday Charges of attempted murder A man was allegedly stabbed and beaten in the middle of the street.
Kevin Coleman, 36, and 24-year-old Natalie Leija were booked Escambia County Jail For allegedly “stabbing the victim multiple times in vital areas of his body” at the intersection of Concordia Boulevard and Bayless Court on Nov. 9, according to their arrest reports.
A deputy responded to the intersection where he found the man lying in the road with a knife sticking out of his back. He was still conscious and told the deputy that Coleman and another man named “Nathan” “jumped” near a fire hydrant after a verbal altercation.
“(The victim) stated that as he was walking at the intersection of Bayless Court and Concordia Boulevard, he felt a sharp object cut his body and head from behind several times,” the report says. “He stated that Coleman and the League then began hitting him with their fists and kicking him.”
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The deputy called Coleman the same day he had blood on his hand. Coleman’s explanation for his bloody hands was revised, but the deputy took DNA swabs from the blood for analysis and the suspect was released.
Later that same day, Leija turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office but was later allowed to leave due to lack of probable cause. Liga’s law enforcement statement has also been revised.
Then on Wednesday, an ECSO deputy followed the victim, showing him a photo lineup of Coleman and Natalie.
“This is Coleman, one of the men who stabbed me, beat me, kicked me and trampled me,” the victim said before looking at the photo of La Liga. “This is the other guy who stabbed me, beat me, kicked me and stomped on me.”
After the victim identified the suspects, an arrest warrant was issued against them.
Liga is being held in the Escambia County Jail on $500,000 bail. Coleman is also being held on $500,000 bail, but also has a probation violation charge, which carries no bond.
This article originally appeared in the Pensacola News Journal: Pensacola men are charged with attempted murder after the alleged stabbing