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A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY HITTING HIS ROOMMATE BECAUSE HE WAS EATING ALL OF HIS FOOD.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A HOME IN THE 21300 BLOCK OF GLENDALE AVENUE AT ABOUT 9:45PM WEDNESDAY IN REFERENCE TO A DISTURBANCE.  WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND A LARGE AMOUNT OF BLOOD DROPLETS IN THE DRIVEWAY.  WHEN THEY WENT INSIDE THE HOME THEY FOUND A MAN BLEEDING PROFUSELY FROM HIS HEAD AND FACE.  THE VICTIM TOLD DEPUTIES THAT HIS ROOMMATE, 54 YEAR JAMES BYRD HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH AN UNKNOWN OBJECT.  BYRD TOLD DEPUTIES THAT HE PUT THE VICTIM IN HIS PLACE BECAUSE HE CONSTANTLY ATE ALL OF BYRD’S FOOD.  BYRD SAID HE BECAME ANGRY WHEN HE CAME HOME AND SAW THE VICTIM EATING HIS EGGS.  THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE PEACE RIVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WHERE HE RECEIVED FIFTEEN STITCHES TO CLOSE THE WOUND.  BYRD WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY BATTERY.  HE REMAINS IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL ON A BOND OF $7500.