The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged four Bradenton men in connection with two residential burglaries that happened Tuesday in Sarasota.
The Public Safety Communications Center first received a call just before 11:30 a.m., for a report of a residential burglary in the 6500 block of Gold Finch Street in Sarasota. When the four suspects who were standing inside the victim’s lanai, were approached by a watchful citizen, they fled in a silver Nissan. The citizen followed the suspect’s vehicle south to Laurel Road in Nokomis where deputies soon arrived and continued to pursue the suspects as they got onto I-75 northbound. The suspect’s car eventually came to a stop when it rammed into a deputy’s vehicle as well as a guard rail near the University Parkway exit.
Within plain view, deputies saw a drawer belonging to a wooden jewelry box, in the back seat of the vehicle. At the same time, a resident in the 6100 block of Cara Cara Street reported a home burglary in which jewelry was stolen. Through investigation, detectives also recovered two firearms in the Sorrento Woods neighborhood near Mission Valley where the suspects initially fled. All four men were arrested and booked into the Sarasota County Jail on two counts each of Unarmed Burglary.
20-year-olds Charles Jackson and Marcus Bradley, as well as 19-year-old Tyler Summerall all remain in custody today on $15,000 bond each. The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Tai Langston, also faces a single count of Fleeing to Elude and is being held on $22,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing.