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Man arrested after stabbing man with hypodermic

MANATEE — A 32-year-old man was arrested by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he allegedly beat another man for ingesting one of his Xanax pills, according to an arrest report.

Robert Beehler, 32, of Bradenton faces a charge of aggravated battery after he allegedly punched the man several times in the head and penetrated the man’s left arm several times with a needle at a residence in the 3500 block of Seventh Avenue West Saturday, according to the report.

Beehler then left to go to the man’s employer’s home in the 200 block of 47th Street West where the victim was staying. The two began arguing again and Beehler then left in a blue Dodge van, striking the man with the van. The man sustained bruises and abrasions from the impact, according to the report.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office website, Beehler bonded out or was released with requirements Tuesday with a bail set at $10,000.

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