MANATEE — Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a fugitive suspect wanted on felony warrants, according to a release.
“FDLE does not want to release name at this time,” wrote sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow in an email to a Herald reporter.
Deputies said the agents conducted surveillance on the suspect at 8 a.m. Friday.
The suspect abandoned his vehicle near Verna Road and Fruitville Road and fled on foot, according to the release.
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted FDLE and the sheriff’s office in the search.
A witness observed the suspect fleeing westbound at the easternmost portion of University Parkway on the south side, deputies said. An exhaustive manhunt for several hours was unsuccessful.