Man Arrested in Connection with Stabbing

NEWS RELEASE 18-063
Prieto, Dennis

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for a stabbing that occurred outside of a restaurant Saturday night in Sarasota.

Deputies responded to the 3600 block of Webber Street at approximately 9:00 p.m. after the victim reported he was stabbed behind the business. When deputies arrived, the victim was found with two stab wounds and quickly transported to the hospital. Detectives spoke with the victim and witnesses who identified the suspect as Dennis Prieto, Jr., DOB 02/19/98. Investigation revealed Prieto and the victim got into argument earlier that day which led to Prieto stabbing the victim both in his chest and forearm.

Early Sunday morning, deputies contacted Prieto at his home and took him into custody. He is charged with one count of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and is being held at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.