Orange Park man accused of trying to kill his half-brother

Curtis Allen Simpson, 58, arrested in stabbing of Derrick Stewart

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – The suspect wanted in connection with a Sept. 14 stabbing that sent a victim to the hospital with a collapsed lung is now in custody. 

Curtis Allen Simpson, 58, of Orange Park, was arrested on a warrant in connection with the stabbing of Derrick Stewart, who is Simpson’s half-brother. 

According to an arrest warrant obtained by News4Jax, in the early morning of Sept. 14, Clay County deputies were called to a residence on Miller Street in Orange Park in reference to a stabbing. 

Stewart was transported to Orange Park Medical Center, where he was treated for a collapsed lung as a result of being stabbed. 

Stewart told detectives that he was in the kitchen, frying chicken, his half-brother walked in and told Stewart to move his car. Stewart said he refused because he didn’t want to leave hot grease unattended on the stove to move the car. According to the report, Simpson then poked Stewart in the head and the two men got into a tussle. 

Stewart told police that once the tussle was over, he went outside while his brother went to his room and came back out with a box cutter. 

The report goes on to say that Stewart tried to run away from his brother, but tripped and fell in the street. According to the report, Simpson stood over Stewart and stabbed him in the back while he was on the ground. 

Two witnesses were outside when stabbing happened. 

Simpson is now being held at the Clay County Jail on a $250,000 bond as he faces one count of attempted second-degree murder. 

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