Assisted living employee arrested for battering an 85-year-old
A 59-year-old Palmetto woman working at the Magnolia on Manatee assisted living center in Bradenton is facing a battery on an elderly person charge.
According to the Bradenton Police Department, Michelle Maxwell was working at the facility located in the 1700 block of Manatee Avenue West on Sept. 4 when the incident occurred.
Maxwell was arrested on Sept. 10 after an investigation revealed that she became violent with an 85-year-old man with dementia, according to BPD.
Police say Maxwell approached the victim while he was sitting in his chair and ordered him to get up, but the victim does not have the mental ability to understand commands.
According to the arrest report, Maxwell forced the victim out of his chair and then shoved him across the room toward an elevator where she then pinned him against the wall.
When the elevator arrived, police say Maxwell then “shoved” the victim into the elevator. The victim, not understanding what was happening to him, tried to get away from Maxwell, who then slapped the victim, “multiple times,” according to the report.
Maxwell was booked into the Manatee County jail and was released the same day after posting a $1,500 bond.
Another motel murder
A 19-year-old Bradenton man is facing murder and attempted murder charges after a shooting at the Sunrise Inn at 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at 668 67th St. Circle E.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth Polk II agreed to meet the victims at the motel via SnapChat and when they arrived in their vehicle, said, “You know what’s up,” while pointing a firearm at the male victim.
Polk fired one shot, hitting Carlos Jefferson in the neck. The round exited Jefferson and struck his girlfriend, Emani Hawkins in the chest.
Jefferson was able to drive away from the scene and proceeded to Manatee Memorial Hospital. Witnesses identified Polk as a frequent guest at a nearby Motel 6.
Both victims were eventually transported from MMH to Blake Medical Center where the female later died.
Polk is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.
18-year-old arrested for having sex with a 12-year-old
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, De’Marrion Waters, 18, was having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old that began in August.
According to the arrest warrant, a detailed conversation between Waters and the child, who had been reported missing, took place via text outlining their sexual experience.
Detectives additionally located a photo on Waters’ phone showing the victim topless while sitting on his lap.
Waters was located and arrested on Sept. 12. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on lewd and lascivious behavior where he remains in custody without bond.
It doesn’t always pay to be nice … homeless woman attacks
A 63-year-old homeless woman is facing aggravated assault charges after attacking a woman who was allowing her to stay in her home for a few days, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say Clover Summers was being asked to leave the home for being disrespectful when she sprayed the victim with pepper spray and chased her around with a baseball bat at a home located in the 1300 block of 33rd St. E., in Palmetto.
Summers was arrested in the early afternoon of Sept. 10 and booked into the Manatee County jail. She was released the following day after posting bonds totaling $3,000.
She refused his advances so Bradenton man pulls a gun
A 50-year-old Bradenton man became angry when a woman ignored his attempt to get her attention at an area store on the afternoon of Sept. 7 so threatened her with a gun, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say Pedro Casalis-Quinones has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the arrest report, the victim came to the store located in the 3000 block of Third Street West where a family member works to bring him food, as she often does.
While the victim was giving her relative the food, Casalis-Quinonis began making advances toward her and when he was ignored, pulled a firearm and pointed it at the victim, who then left the store.
Deputies say Casalis-Quinones followed the victim to her vehicle where he threatened her a second time with the firearm, saying, “You’ll see.”
Casalis-Quinones was booked into the Manatee County jail and released on Sept. 12 after posting a $50,000 bond.