Manatee man hospitalized after fight, deputies say

April 6, 2013 

— A fight between two men Friday night left one man in the hospital and another in jail, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

The men were inside a home at about 10:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of 14th Street West when they began arguing, according to a news release.

The fight escalated and moved outside in the front yard of the residence. Deputies say Steven Vanvort, 58, armed himself with a knife and stabbed the other man in the torso.

When deputies arrived, Vanvort was taken into custody. The stabbing victim was treated for injuries at Blake Medical Center, the news release said.

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