Bradenton man faces manslaughter charge in Sarasota strip club fight

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 24, 2014 

Brad T. Stanford

SARASOTA -- A Bradenton man has been charged with killing another man during a fight at a Sarasota strip club just after midnight Sunday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

Brad Stanford, 32, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to a news release.

About 12:17 a.m., deputies responded to the Cheetah Lounge, 3939 N. Washington Blvd., after a fight was reported.

Deputies found a man who was unresponsive and not breathing.

Deputies initiated CPR until Sarasota County Fire Department personnel arrived to continue life-saving efforts.

Shortly thereafter, the victim was pronounced dead.

The victim's name has not been released.

Stanford is being held without bond at the Sarasota County jail.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or go online at

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