MANATEE -- Following a report of an armed burglary of a residence in the 2300 block of 52nd Ave. Drive W., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office patrol unit spotted a car matching the description of one used in the crime, traveling at a high rate of speed on Cortez Road from 26th Street West.
The patrol unit followed the vehicle and made a traffic stop in the 200 block of 44th Avenue East about 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
The driver and only occupant exited the vehicle and fled east onto 42nd Avenue. While chasing the suspect, a detective fell through a hedge and collided with a tree, according to a sheriff's report. The other member of the patrol unit, a deputy, apprehended the suspect a short distance away.
Charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting arrest without violence was Antonio Nunez. Investigation revealed Nunez was not involved in the armed burglary.
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The detective was treated for a minor injury to his right arm at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.