Deputies: 2 stabbed in argument outside Port Richey house

Published July 8, 2012

PORT RICHEY — An argument early Sunday left two men in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The fight broke out as two groups gathered just before 3 a.m. outside 7435 Fairfax Drive, deputies said.

Ryan Leavitt, 17, of Port Richey, was driven from the scene to the Carlton Arms Apartments in New Port Richey. He had been stabbed in the neck and back several times, deputies said. Pasco Fire Rescue responded and took Leavitt to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.

A second victim, 18-year-old Joshua Febus, was dropped off at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, where he was stabilized before being taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Febus, also of Port Richey, had been stabbed in the back several times.

Both victims were listed in critical condition but considered stable, deputies said.

Detectives continued to investigate.