BRADENTON -- Two men were charged with armed home invasion after they broke into a home in August, put a gun in a victim's mouth and stole $300 in cash, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
At 7:46 p.m., Aug. 24, police responded to a home in the 2100 block of 13th Street West for a robbery call, according to a release. Residents reported that two unknown men, later identified as Michael B. Code, 34, and Tavaris Johnson, 27, had broken into their home.
The two suspects entered through a rear window and one stuck his gun in a woman's mouth and demanded money, police said. The other held another victim down on the bed.
The two left the home with about $300, and the woman who had been threatened with the gun had minor injuries from the incident.
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A detective was able to identify the two suspects by showing the victims photo lineups. The victims positively identified Code and Johnson, police said.
Code was arrested Thursday and charged with home invasion robbery with a deadly weapon. Johnson was served arrest paperwork in the Manatee County jail, where he was already being held on charges of aggravated domestic battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.
Both are being held in the Manatee County jail without bond.