Attempted Murder Arrest

Title: Attempt Murder Investigation / Arrest

Case Number: 21-19055

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ approximately 9:40 a.m.

Where: 8043 55th Street N. Pinellas Park, FL

Victim: Dale D. Neary W/M (DOB: 10/31/1943) of 8043 55th Street N. Pinellas
Park, FL - Transported to local hospital with multiple stab wounds. Victim is
expected to recover from the injuries, but remains in serious condition.

Arrested: Samantha Andrea Clark W/F (DOB: 06/15/1974) of 8043 55th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL

Charge: Attempt Murder - FSS 782.04.1a

What: On this date at approximately 9:40 a.m. Pinellas Park Police responded
to above listed address regarding a battery investigation. Upon arrival they
located the victim Dale Neary sitting in the back yard of his residence with
multiple stab wounds to his upper body.  Neary was transported to a local
hospital where he received treatment for his injuries and he remains
hospitalized in serious condition although he is expected to recover. 
Pinellas Park Police Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to continue
the investigation. During the investigation it was determined that Neary was
stabbed by his female roommate by the name of Samantha Clark. At the time of
police arrival at the residence it was learned that Clark had fled the
residence leaving behind the knife that was used to stab Neary.

A short time later Clark was located several blocks from the residence where
the stabbing had taken place. Clark was taken into custody without further
incident and at the time she appeared to be possibly under the influence of
illegal narcotics. Clark was also transported to a local hospital where she
was admitted for observation during which time she was placed under arrest for
attempted murder and is currently being guarded by Pinellas County Jail
Deputies until her release from the hospital.

During the investigation it was learned that Clark had been arguing with Neary
over $60.00 related to Clark's federal stimulus money. Clark became enraged
during the argument and attacked Neary using a common steak knife during which
time Neary received a few stab wounds to his upper body. During the attack
Neary attempted to defend himself by striking Clark with an aluminum piece of
pipe. Clark continued to attack Neary with the knife stabbing him several more
times before fleeing the residence.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is expected to be

The attached photo of Clark is from a previous arrest in October of 2020 in
Pinellas County.

Released by Sgt. Mike Lynch, PIO


Photo available at
CODE WORD: mediapic

For more information contact:

Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office