Police: Holmes Beach man attempts to sexually assault a victim, then stabs and strangles that person

Police: Holmes Beach man attempts to sexually assault a victim, then stabs and strangles that person
Jonathan Self behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting and stabbing a victim. (Source: HBPD)

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (WWSB) - A homeless man who lives in Manatee County is behind bars after allegedly stabbing, strangling, and attempting to sexually assault a victim. He’s charged with Sex Battery and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit presented by the Holmes Beach Police Department, Jonathan Self knowingly and willingly forced a victim to have sexual intercourse with him by using force then used a deadly weapon to attack the victim.

Police say when they arrived at 4000 Gulf Dr. in reference to a person covered in blood, police observed the victim who was nearly naked and covered from head to toe in blood from a stab wound to the neck.

Police say the victim was transported to Blake Medical Center and after the victim was treated the victim spoke with police, telling them Self forced the victim to have sexual intercourse before attempting to strangle and gauge the victims eyes out.

Police say Self denied all allegations and stated the victim inflicted all injuries to self after they got into an argument while having intercourse.

Self is in the Manatee County Jail, being held without bond.

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