A physical disturbance on the 19000 block of Midway Boulevard led to the death of a Charlotte County resident, after he succumbed to injuries sustained during an altercation with another male. Rondale A. Robbins (DOB 8/21/89) is currently in custody at the Charlotte County Jail, charged with manslaughter for his role in the death of the victim. Robbins and the victim were the only two subjects involved in the disturbance.
At approximately 9:30pm on Sunday evening, deputies responded to the 19000 block of Midway in reference to a reported stabbing. As the first deputies arrived on scene the male victim was observed laying in the roadway on Midway Blvd, visibly injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital prior to transport to the Lee County Trauma Center. The victim was pronounced deceased at the Trauma Center.
Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit worked through the evening into Monday morning to establish a timeline of events that led to the victim’s death. Crime Scene technicians also processed the area throughout the night, causing the closure of Midway Blvd from the time of the incident until approximately 1:00pm Monday afternoon.
Investigators determined through speaking to witnesses that the victim arrived at the residence on Midway Blvd prior to 9:30pm to look for Robbins in regards to a domestic dispute that the victim was aware of. When Robbins arrived at the residence, witnesses advised a physical altercation began between the two males. The fight began in the front yard and moved over the driveway, where a witness advised Robbins stabbed the victim and the victim collapsed in the road.
While witnesses on scene attempted lifesaving measures for the victim, Robbins departed the scene with a female subject he had originally arrived with. They were later located by deputies at a residence on Pinetree Street in Port Charlotte.
Rondale Robbins provided a post-Miranda statement to detectives. After a review of witness statements and the evidence on scene as well as the statement from Robbins, he was placed under arrest on the charge of Manslaughter and transported to the Charlotte County Jail.