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Transient arrested on attempted murder charge

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Manzoli, 47, is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail. Manzoli, 47, is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail.
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

A 47-year-old transient is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail following his arrest Friday night on a variety of charges including attempted murder.

Kevin Manzoli had been released from the jail on Monday after serving approximately 40 days on a domestic battery charge.

He is also facing one count of aggravated stalking, one count of burglary and one count of misuse of a two-way communication device.

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report deputies were dispatched to 3801 58th Ave. Lot 21 in St. Petersburg just before 6 p.m. in response to a disturbance call.

When they arrived deputies found several neighbors of the victim holding Manzoli. Investigators say the suspect broke into the woman's home and began choking her.

Several neighbors witnessed the incident and ran over to assist her. They prevented Manzoli from harming the woman further and made sure he couldn't run off before deputies could arrive.

The suspect and the victim were previously involved in a relationship investigators say. She suffered several minor injuries and was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

Deputies say two days ago, Manzoli made multiple phone calls and sent text messages to the woman stating that he was going to kill her.

Manzoli is no stranger to law enforcement. He's been arrested several times over the past several years on disorderly conduct, sleeping in public and disorderly intoxication.

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