Sarasota Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault

                                                                                                       NEWS RELEASE 17-193 - AUGUST 18, 2017

                                                                                                         smith, tyler
                                                                                                                                      Tyler Smith

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a man early Friday morning for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

Deputies responded to a business located in the 1600 block of North Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota just after 8:00 p.m. for reports of a man brandishing a knife and making threatening statements after an argument struck in the parking lot. When deputies arrived they met with the victim and learned the man threw the knife in his trunk and fled the area eastbound on 17th Street. Deputies spotted a man matching the description given by the victim in the 1500 block of Lockwood Ridge Road a short time later and began questioning him. The man, identified as Tyler Smith, DOB 6/16/91, admitted to being involved in an altercation earlier in the night in the same location. Smith consented to have deputies search his vehicle where they quickly recovered a knife in the trunk of his vehicle. 

 Smith was taken to the Sarasota County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is being held without bond.