Coral Springs police arrested a subject late last night after he stabbed his mother to death at the 3700 block of Riverside Drive.
At approximately 7: 50 p.m. yesterday, police received a call that a female was screaming for help at 3700 block of Riverside Drive. Upon arrival, police observed a female lying inside the front door of the residence. The female, who was identified as Joceleine Pericles, 53, of Coral Springs was transported to Broward Health North with multiple stab wounds.
Police received information that a suspect matching the description of the one involved was last seen running into the wooded area at the southwest corner of Sample Road and Riverside Drive. After an extensive search by K-9 units, Broward County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and members of the SWAT team, the suspect was taken into custody inside the wooded area.
The suspect was identified as Dee Jony Etienne, 30, of Coral Springs. Etienne is being charged with first degree murder and resisting without violence. Etienne was transported to Broward County main jail.
Pericles was pronounced dead at Broward Health North.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Ken Johnson of the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-346-1223.