Two charged in beating and burglary

MANATEE — Two people have been arrested and charged with a Dec. 7 burglary in which a woman was beaten in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert J. Trotter, 44, and Stacy L. Taylor, 23, were arrested Wednesday, according to a news release. The victim identified them during a photo lineup.

Detectives believe the two robbed and beat the woman at her residence in the 5000 block of 20th Street West. Trotter and Taylor live about six blocks away, according to the sheriff’s office.

Trotter and Taylor were each charged with aggravated battery and burglary and were in the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $200,000 each.