(By JOSH POLTILOVE, The Tampa Tribune)
November 29, 2007
TAMPA – Phil Edward Johnson wanted to celebrate his birthday with $20 worth of cocaine, police say. But when his brother didn’t come up with the drugs, a report says, Johnson stabbed him twice in the stomach.
Police arrested Johnson, 54, Tuesday afternoon. He faces one count of attempted first-degree murder.
His brother, John Butler Tyler, told police it was Johnson’s birthday and that Johnson gave him $20 to buy cocaine for them, a police report states.
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