MANATEE - The Manatee County Sheriff's Office tells SNN at around 8 PM Monday the victim got into an argument with David Nichols who was in the yard of the residence he was visiting. 

The victim left the argument on foot and that's when deputies say he was struck by Nichols' vehicle. 

Nichols then drove westbound on 46th Avenue West while dragging the victim underneath the vehicle for about one block. 

Nichols fled the scene and his car and a nearby resident who heard the victim yelling for help called 911.