Man accused of stabbing family member in Kissimmee, deputies say

Suspect charged with attempted murder

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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Matthew Gannett

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A man is accused of stabbing one of his family members at a home in Kissimmee then fleeing the scene, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they received a call at 6:21 a.m. Thursday regarding a domestic disturbance at a home on Short Leaf Pine Court.

When they arrived, deputies said they found one person who had been stabbed and they determined that Matthew Gannett, 53, was responsible.

Gannett fled the scene of the crime but was later arrested by the Orlando Police Department on an attempted murder charge, a news release said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He is in stable condition.

Deputies described the stabbing as an isolated incident.

Anyone with additonal information about the crime is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222.

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