Arrest Made in Punta Gorda Road Rage Stabbing Incident

Arrest Made in Punta Gorda Road Rage Stabbing Incident

By Eric Maze. CREATED Mar 31, 2012

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man is in custody accused of  stabbing a bicyclist Friday afternoon after an apparent road rage incident.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says Armando Gomez, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. 

Deputies were called to 2739 Taylor Road where a man was lying in a driveway bleeding from several stab wounds.  The 24-year-old victim from Punta Gorda told deputies a green car pulled up behind him and that he exchanged words with the driver, who then got out of the car and started stabbing him with a knife in the head and chest.

Investigators found Gomez and his vehicle parked in the CVS parking lot at U.S. 41 and Airport Road in Punta Gorda.  They found a bloody knife inside the vehicle.  Gomez was taken into custody after he came back to the vehicle.

He remains in custody at the Charlotte County Jail.