Gainesville man stabs woman in head, officials say

Published: Jun. 23, 2019 at 4:45 PM EDT
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A Gainesville man is in jail after law enforcement officials say he attacked a woman with a pocket-knife.

According to the arrest report, 65-year-old Thomas Moss arrived at the woman's home near Northwest 7th Place around 11:30pm on Friday and began yelling at another resident.

A witness says Moss called for the woman to come out and deal with him.

That's when they say Moss became aggressive toward her.

According to law enforcement, he said to the woman that she was "the one [he was] looking for."

Moss then allegedly stabbed her in the head and cut her arm with a pocket knife.

The woman bled heavily but was able to remain conscious and was later treated with stitches.

Both the witness and the victim identified Moss as the attacker, saying he was a previous resident of the home prior to the attack.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, Moss fled the scene but was later located and arrested around 4:30am on Saturday.

Moss is now charged with attempted murder and is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a $250,000 bond.