Husband charged with attacking wife's boyfriend in Bradenton with pepper spray



MANATEE -- The husband of a Manatee County woman was arrested Sunday after he attacked his wife's boyfriend, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Craig Randlett, 45, was dropping his wife off at her residence in the 6800 block of Fifth Street West when the boyfriend pulled up, according to a report.

The report indicates that Randlett and his wife have been living apart and that her relationship with the boyfriend has been for a long duration.

The boyfriend tried to leave in his vehicle when Randlett punched and broke the passenger side mirror on the boyfriend's pickup truck, according to the report.

Randlett then pepper-sprayed the boyfriend while the boyfriend was sitting behind the wheel of his truck, the report states.

When the boyfriend jumped out of the truck to try to breathe, Randlett pepper-sprayed him again.

The fight was momentarily interrupted by Randlett's father-in-law who asked the combatants to leave the area.

The boyfriend took the opportunity to jump in his truck and leave.

However, when the boyfriend was in the 1300 block of 66th Avenue West, Randlett drove up behind his vehicle and intentionally rammed his truck into the boyfriend's truck several times, the report states.

Randlett then fled the scene without offering assistance, according to the report.

Randlett was charged with battery, felony criminal mischief over $1,000 and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, the reports states.

Randlett remained in the Manatee County jail Monday on bonds totaling $2,120 bond, according to the sheriff's office jail website.

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