The New Times reports that Crenshaw's most recent conviction was in 2014, when he was sentenced to 180 days in jail for felony battery on a police officer.
A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.
Mr Crenshaw said he was lying down when Mr Coronado approached and punched him, police said.
Mr Crenshaw told police he acted in self defense.
Crenshaw has been charged with aggravated battery. He said he then pulled out a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed the victim before putting the scissors in his waistband and leaving the area, authorities said.
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Mr Coronado told investigators he had stopped to ask Crenshaw for directions before he jumped up and stabbed him.
Jonathan Crenshaw was often seen on the streets of South Beach painting canvas with his brush between his toes.
Crenshaw was found later in the day in the 200 block of Lincoln Road, authorities said.
Officers found Coronado lying on the ground, bleeding from his left arm.
Crenshaw has a court date on July 18; his bond has been set at $7,500.