2 burglary suspects arrested after confronted by resident, high-speed chase in Bradenton

December 2, 2013 

MANATEE -- Two burglars confronted by a resident were arrested after they led deputies on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 1 p.m., the suspects, later identified as Michael D. Brown and Terrance Johnson, kicked open the front door of a residence in the 4600 block of 34th Avenue East. A resident confronted the suspects, who displayed a gun and then fled the area, according to a news release.

Shortly afterwards, a responding deputy saw a vehicle matching a description provided by the victim and began chasing at a high rate of speed, according to the sheriff's office.

The deputy was able to provide information to the sheriff's office aviation unit, which soon saw the vehicle traveling in a "wreckless manner" west bound on 51st Avenue East.

The suspects lost control of the car and crashed at the intersection of 53rd Avenue East and 15th Street East, and ran from the scene, the sheriff's office said.

The driver was quickly arrested, and a K-9 unit tracked the passenger to a nearby utility shed, where he was arrested.

The victim identified the pair as the men who broke into his house, and they were arrested, the sheriff's office said.

Brown, 19, and Johnson, 18, each face a charge of armed burglary, according to the sheriff's office.

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