Ellenton man charged with selling stolen property


MANATEE -- A 28-year-old Ellenton man was in the Manatee County jail Thursday on charges of dealing in stolen property, including a child's 12-inch pink bike.

Brian C. Stull, who lists his address as the 1100 block of Mark Avenue, Ellenton, was arrested Wednesday and was still in the Manatee County jail Thursday in lieu of $27,000 in bond, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office website.

Stull had a previous grand theft charge stemming from a shoplifting incident in January and a contempt of court for not answering a summons in November, 2012.

Detectives believe Stull removed items from a residence in the 300 block of 52nd Avenue Terrace West in Manatee County between December 2012 and February 2013 and sold them at America's Super Pawn, 5137 14th St. W., Bradenton, according to a sheriff's office arrest report.

An investigation turned up a black Nintendo Wii game system that Stull received $15 for, the report states.

Authorities also believe Stull pawned a black PlayStation PS3 game controller and a black i-Home radio and received $15 for both.

On Feb. 11, 2013, Stull pawned a child's 12-inch pink bicycle for which he received $10, the report states.

One of the victims, who was in a relationship with Stull at the time, confronted Stull about the missing items, the report states. According to the report, Stull told the victim he stole the items and would somehow repay what he took. But Stull never returned to pay for the items, the report adds.

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