Leesburg man arrested in connection with June fatal stabbing

Victim in stabbing died more than a month after incident

Carl Scott, 50, has a warrant out for his arrest. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday on the warrant for a homicide that occurred in June, according to a Lake County arrest report.

The warrant was issued for 50-year-old Carl Scott, Jr. after deputies found probable cause that he stabbed a victim repeatedly during an argument at the residence off Myer Avenue on June 6, deputies said.

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Deputies said Scott had previously been released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for burglary with assault and other violent felonies.

The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries that day and was placed on a ventilator June 28, authorities said.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim died on July 13 at around 9:35 a.m. due to complications from the stabbing incident.

Scott is facing a second-degree murder charge.

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