Bradenton man charged with attempted murder after fight over $10

January 1, 2014 

Antonio Williams, attempted murder, tampering with evidence, no bond.

— A 42-year-old man remained in Blake Medical Center in critical condition Thursday with two stab wounds to his chest after a confrontation Wednesday.

The victim "is still critical but stable," sheriff's office spokesman Dave Bristow said Thursday afternoon.

The victim and Antonio L. Williams, 29, of the 5600 block of Sixth Street Court East, had gotten into an argument Wednesday afternoon at Williams’ residence, according to an arrest report.

The argument apparently started when Williams, who is charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, accused the victim's girlfriend of owing him $10, the report states.

During the heated discussion between the two men that followed, Williams asked the victim, “Do you want to get shanked?” the report states.

The victim, sarcastically, replied, “Yes,” according to the report.

Williams took a pocket knife out of his pocket, which caused the victim to grab Williams and push him against a wall, holding his arm that has the knife, according to the report.

Williams got his arm free and stabbed the victim twice in the chest, the report states.

Wesley ran out of the house, the report states.

The victim was a passenger in a silver Chrysler Aspen being driven by a friend when they arrived at the sheriff’s office's District Two station at 407 57th Ave. E just after 5 p.m., said Lt. Andy Ramdath.

”They obtained help from a deputy and the victim then collapsed here,” Ramdath said.

A significant amount of blood was spilled in the parking lot, Ramdath said.

An EMS team quickly arrived and stablized Wesley until he arrived at the hospital, Bristow said.

Williams faces charges of attempted murder and tampering with evidence. He is being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $501,500.

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