Monday, January 7, 2013
Jason Ritenour and Cortland Johnson face aggravated battery charges for the Sunday night confrontation.
Two men with a violent history are facing aggravated battery charges for a beating Sunday night at the Shell/Circle K across from the Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Jason Ritenour, 29, faces two counts of aggravated battery and Courtland Johnson, faces one county of aggravated battery for an altercation that sent a pregnant woman to the trauma center at Blake Hospital in Bradenton, according to Sarasota Police. The suspects were apparently intoxicated, according to police. The two had a confrontation after 6 p.m. Sunday at the gas station,1801 S. Tamiami Trail, with a motorcyclist, Travis Quintenz, 43. Quintenz' girlfriend, Stacy Moore, tried to step in, but the 4-foot-11-inch woman who was 6 to 8 weeks pregnant was overpowered by the 6-foot…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Woman suffers serious injury while trying to help man being beaten at Shell/Circle K across from hospital.
Two people are recovering from injuries from an aggravated battery that took place in the Shell gas station parking lot across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital Sunday night. Sarasota Police arrived at the Shell/Circle K, 1801 S. Tamiami Trail, at 6:20 p.m. where a 43-year-old man was injured and sent to Sarasota Memorial for his injuries, and a 41-year-old woman who attempted to help the man was flown to Blake Medical Center for her injuries, police said. The helicopter was forced to land at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport due to weather conditions and the woman was transported to Blake via ambulance for the remainder of the trip. SNN Local News reported on air that the woman was pregnant and the suspect is believed to be …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Charles Benfield was found unresponsive after a reported aggravated battery and died from his injuries.
The Sarasota Police Department is trying to find out who had battered a homeless man Wednesday, leading to his death. Police responded Wednesday at 5:33 p.m. for an agravated battery in the 1700 block of 10th Way where they found Charles D. Benfield unresponsive. Benfeld was Bayflighted to Blake Medical Center in Brandenton and recently died from his injuries, police said. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Dan Riley at 954-7062.