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Man arrested in attempted murder case

BRADENTON — Bradenton Police Department officers received a Crime Stoppers tip leading to the arrest of a 23-year-old man wanted for attempted murder Thursday.

The tip was called in and given to officers leading to a residence where Mariano Betancourt was inside, said Bradenton Police Capt. Russell Tibbitts.

Palmetto Police Department detectives issued a warrant for Betancourt’s arrest after he reportedly beat and robbed a 63-year-old man last month.

The man was attacked on Nov. 3 in the 500 block of 12th Street West. As a result of the attack, the man sustained a serious head injury that has since left him hospitalized, according to police.

Betancourt has a bond set at $125,000 and remains in the Manatee County Jail.

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