A 29-year-old man who is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and three members of her family two of whom died has been arrested.
The man, Joseph Teman Swift, entered the victims home at 2110 NW 131st St. near North Miami at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.
He went on a stabbing spree, resulting in the deaths of Jenetha Jones, 58, and Wade Jones, 23, police said. Natasha Jones, 30, who had dated Swift for four years, and Taree Jones, 25, were also stabbed but survived. A toddler who was home during the attacks was not hurt.
Swift chased the family members through the home and cornered them, breaking down doors when they attempted to hide, police said.
Miami-Dade police took Swift into custody Tuesday at 387 NE 191st St., Unit 106. They took him to the homicide bureau to be interviewed.
During a bathroom break, he turned away and ran from detectives. He tried to throw himself out a second-floor window to escape, but the window did not break. He then attacked two detectives and a sergeant as they attempted to take him back into custody, police said.
Because of a previous injury, plus those he sustained during his attempted escape, Swift was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is now at the Miami-Dade County Jail.
He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, one count of escape and one count of resisting an officer with violence.