MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was charged with battery Thursday for fighting with a roommate over rent money, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Gregory Deon Wilkins, 37, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. at the home he shares with the victim and other roommates. According to a report, the victim asked Wilkins about $400 that Wilkins owed the landlord. Wilkins became angry and began to yell at his roommate. The victim told deputies that Wilkins grabbed him by the arms and threw him to the floor. Deputies said the men's other roommates saw Wilkins on top of the victim.
When deputies arrived at the house, Wilkins was standing in the driveway and was clearly agitated, according to a report.
Wilkins was released Friday from Manatee County jail on $500 bond, according to the sheriff's website.
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