Petersburg's City Manager, Jeff Johnston says he first became familiar with Michael Akin on Monday, after he was sent photos of akin as part of his parole.
"Started looking at the various tattoos, swastikas, to me it was pretty obvious there somewhat of a white supremacy Aryan nature type of relationship that this guy was either involved in or wanted to be involved in because the tattoos were pretty obvious of that," said Johnston.
Early Wednesday morning, he learned a Petersburg resident was stabbed multiple times
"This citizen is very well known.. i know he's been in Petersburg for a long time," said Johnston.
Police say it began at the home of Carlos Gonzales, when they said Michael Akin came to this house, for his car that was stuck in the mud. Akin and Gonzales left together and sometime later Gonzales came home after being stabbed in the stomach.
"No body had any details. Originally they thought he was stabbed five or six times, now they think it's been as many as 11."
A crime that concerned area residents.
"Our phones went crazy, everyone was worried everyone wanted to know what was going on. Events like that, that's very serious and without having somebody in custody, you get a little bit nervous if that guys still out there and who is he and we need to catch this guy," said Johnston.
Authorities received a tip that Akin might have been involved. And on Thursday, after trying to serve him with a warrant for attempted murder, the chase began. Petersburg's Chief of Police was injured trying to stop Akin.
"He was ran off the road, he hurt his shoulder but nothing life threatening," said Johnston.
The chase ended in a SWAT stand-off at the home of Akin's girlfriends. Finally, police arrested akin.
"We're on the upswing. Peteresburg really is growing and people getting close and so it was good for us to see it come to an end, that's what we hoped for," said Johnston.