Bradenton man faces assault, burglary charges

MANATEE -- A 41-year-old man was arrested today on burglary and aggravated assault charges, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Thomas Sanders is accused of holding a knife to a woman's throat and demanding money on Thursday morning. Later in the day, deputies say he broke into an apartment in the 700 block of 60th Avenue Terrace West and stealing money.

The victim in the first incident did not press charges until after the burglary, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Sanders was arrested during a traffic stop today in the 6200 block of 14th Street West, according to the sheriff's office.

Sanders was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.