An argument amongst three males led to a stabbing Thursday night time within the driveway of a Golden Gate Estates condominium, authorities say.

Santiago Joaquin Bartolon-Lopez, 22, of 1701 forty first S.W., was arrested at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown on a cost of aggravated battery with a lethal weapon, in accordance with Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace arrest stories.

He stabbed one of many males he was preventing with, Fernando Mendez, no age obtainable, with a kitchen knife within the driveway of his condo, the report states. 

Mendez was initially handled for accidents at Physicians Regional at Pine Ridge and was transferred to NCH Baker hospital. The arrest report doesn’t state the place on his physique he was stabbed.

The defendant was arrested at NCH as a result of he was being handled for accidents after being hit with a stick by the lads concerned within the struggle, the arrest report stated.

Collier deputies have been referred to as to the condominium constructing the place they discovered Mendez sitting on a bucket within the driveway the place the battle befell. He was bleeding from his face, neck and abdomen, in response to reviews.

A witness stated Bartolon-Lopez, Mendez and a 3rd man recognized as Jaime Ortega, no age obtainable, have been having an argument. Ortega and Mendez have been hitting Bartolon-Lopez with sticks. Bartolon-Lopez and Mendez don’t get alongside, the witness advised deputies.

At one level in the course of the argument, Bartolon-Lopez and Mendez determined to cease preventing. Bartolon-Lopez advised Mendez to offer him a hug, in response to stories. As Bartolon-Lopez leaned in to provide Mendez a hug, Bartolon-Lopez hit Mendez on the left aspect of his head with a beer bottle. The beer bottle broke and prompted Mendez’s head to start out bleeding, the report says.

Bartolon-Lopez entered his condo and emerged carrying two kitchen knives, one in every hand, and initially went operating after Ortega with the knives when Ortega fell to the bottom, the report states.

Mendez attacked Bartolon-Lopez with a big stick or pole and yelled at Bartolon-Lopez to drop the knives and commenced hitting him with the pole, which broke. Bartolon-Lopez dropped one of many knives and commenced to run away with Mendez chasing after him.

Ortega ran inside his condo, and advised deputies he didn’t know when Bartolon-Lopez stabbed Mendez. On the hospital, Mendez advised deputies that Bartolon-Lopez stabbed him throughout an argument, in line with the arrest report.

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