Manatee A Bradenton man was arrested after a roughly five-hour standoff Wednesday with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team.
Michael Serratelli, 44, was arrested just before midnight and charged with aggravated assault, domestic battery on person over 65 and resisting arrest without violence. He was held at the Manatee County on bonds totaling $100,500.
At about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to Serratelli’s home in the 1200 block of 39th Avenue West in Bradenton to a call for service involving a 76-year-old man, according to an arrest report. The first deputy to arrive found Serratelli and his 76-year-old father outside in front of the home and determined Serratelli had beaten his father.
As the deputy approached Serratelli and his father, a neighbor told him Serratelli was armed and had pointed the gun at him. The deputy told Serratelli’s father to take cover behind his patrol car.
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Serratelli was then ordered by the deputy to come out with his hands in the air, the report states.
This is my home, I’m not leaving
deputy reported Michael Serratelli said
“Michael looked at me and stated, ‘This is my home, I’m not leaving’,” the deputy wrote in the report.
Serratelli closed the front door at 6:43 p.m. Four minutes later, Serratelli opened the front door, again failed to obey the deputy’s command to come out, and closed the door.
Several times, Serratelli would peek out the window as the deputy continued to shout to him to come out.
At 6:51 p.m., Serratelli came to the door a third time, again refusing to come out and then barricaded himself in the house for the next five hours.
Several deputies, a detective and the SWAT team were called to the home. Serratelli refused to cooperate with the SWAT team negotiator.
At 11:43 p.m., the SWAT team entered the home and took Serratelli into custody without incident.
Serratelli was already out on bonds totaling $1,000 at the time of his arrest for charges of driving under the influence with a prior conviction and possession of marijuana stemming from an arrest in January. His next scheduled court appearance in that case is at 1:25 p.m. June 28 for a pretrial conference hearing.