MANATEE -- Three suspects were charged Sunday after initiating a fight with security at a Manatee nightclub and threatening to pull a gun out of a vehicle, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Jabbarey Bryant, 31, Aaron Martin, 31, and Aaron Brand, 19, attempted to enter Touch of Class at 5131 14th St. W. in Bradenton at about 1 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit. Nightclub security wouldn't let them in because they were trying to bring in alcohol.
A fight started, with all three suspects hitting the security guards with their fists, the report said. Brand retreated to their vehicle and pulled out beer bottles, throwing them at the guards.
One of the security guards said Bryant made the comment, "I got something to end this right now," before all three went over to the vehicle, according to the report. Manatee deputies were currently en route and advised that the suspects were retrieving a firearm.
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Deputies pulled into the parking lot and staff pointed out a silver vehicle that was driving away as the suspects' car, deputies said. Deputies caught up to the car and conducted a traffic stop
Deputies said Bryant, the driver, was not cooperative during the stop, eventually exiting the vehicle after several commands and laying in a prone position by his vehicle rather than facing away and walking backwards as officers said.
A deputy grabbed Bryant's legs and dragged him five feet back towards the squad cars before arresting him, according to the report. Deputies said his failure to comply with demands put them in an unsafe position and dragging him was necessary to get a better "tactical advantage" while arresting him.
Both Brand and Martin were arrested following Bryant without further incident, according to a release.
All three were charged with battery and are being held at the Manatee County jail on $500 bond each.