Two Bradenton brothers are being charged with armed robbery after surprising the victim with a knife while he was doing laundry, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say 19-year-old Anthony Diaz and his juvenile brother approached the victim while he was doing laundry outside of his home in the 2700 block of 46th Avenue Drive West just after 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.
According to the arrest report, Diaz placed a knife to the victim’s throat while his brother entered the residence, stealing four pairs of shoes.
Diaz stole the victim’s gold chain from his neck, as well as the victim’s wallet.
Diaz then entered the residence to steal a speaker and according to deputies, the brothers then jumped on their bicycles to make their getaway.
Since the robbers and victims are known to one another, attempts were made to get the property back before the victim and his roommate contacted law enforcement on Dec. 4.
It’s at this time that the victims told deputies two firearms also were stolen, including an AR-15.
Diaz was taken into custody on Dec. 13 on an arrest warrant. He was booked into the Manatee County jail and charged with armed robbery. Diaz remains in custody without bond because he was already out on bond awaiting trial on an Oct. 12 trafficking in oxycodone charge at the time of the robbery.
91-year-old shoved to the ground
A 53-year-old Bradenton woman was jailed on the evening of Dec. 13 after shoving her 91-year-old grandmother to the ground, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say Tracy Druelle and her grandmother were arguing because Druelle was kicking the washer and dryer.
According to the arrest report, Druelle then shoved the victim to the ground.
Druelle was booked into the Manatee County jail and charged with battery on a person over the age of 65. She was released the following day after posting a $500 bond.
Another woman beater
A 38-year-old Bradenton man faces multiple charges after a vicious attack on a woman on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say Joshua Rylant and his girlfriend were on a relationship break and living in separate residences, but the victim still had belongings at his residence.
The victim went to get some of her belongings when Rylant confronted her and told her he was going to shoot her in the face, according to the arrest report.
Deputies say Rylant pulled the victim to the ground and then left for the store. The victim called law enforcement and then went inside to get her belongings.
Before law enforcement arrived, deputies say Rylant returned and began hitting the victim in the face and then placed his hand over her mouth and nose, restricting her breathing.
Deputies say Rylant then shoved a sock into the victim’s mouth and began choking her.
Deputies noted the victim was bleeding from both sides of her mouth upon their arrival.
Rylant was booked into the Manatee County jail and charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation. Rylant was released on a $7,500 bond but arrested three days later on two counts of probation violation and remains in custody.