Man calls 911, is arrested after woman found dead in Charlotte County home

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Nicholas Fontanez, 21. Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested on Friday after Charlotte County deputies say he called 911 and a dead woman was found in his home.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas M. Fontanez, 21, is being investigated as a suspect in the death of a 20-year-old woman. The incident occurred at a home on Bermont Road, when Fontanez called 911 to say he had hurt the woman during an argument. When deputies arrived at the home, they found the woman dead.

Fontanez was transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He faces charges of second-degree murder and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, CCSO urges people to call the office at (941) 639-2101 or the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies at (941) 627-6000.

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