Third suspect in Adams stabbing arrested in Florida


Earlier this week, there were reports that the third suspect in the stabbing of Steelers tackle Mike Adams was hiding out in Columbia County, Florida.

He’s not hiding out anymore. Jerrell Whitlock was arrested on Friday at a hotel in Alachua County, which borders Columbia County. Sgt. Ed Seifert of the Columbia County Sherrif’s Office said that Whitlock’s arrest came about because of the cooperation of the community.

“This capture was only possible because of tips called into Crime Stoppers of Columbia County,” Seifert said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We cannot thank our community enough for their vigilance and willingness to get involved.”

Adams identified Whitlock as the man who stabbed him in the left side and stomach early on June 1 in Pittsburgh. Michael Paranay, who is accused of punching Adams in the face, and Dquay Means, who is accused of holding a gun on the Steeler, were previously arrested. Whitlock faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted carjacking and conspiracy for his alleged involvement in the attack on Adams.