Crime

2 men charged with knocking woman off bike in Bradenton

MANATEE — Two men were arrested late Wednesday after they allegedly knocked a 25-year-old woman off her bicycle, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was riding in the 1200 block of Whitfield Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when three men ran up to her, kicked her off the bike and punched her on the left side of the face, according to a news release. The suspects then ran west on Whitfield Avenue to Ninth Street East, where they turned north.

A K-9 dog tracked two of the suspects to the back of a box truck parked in the 6300 block of 11th Street Court East, where two of the suspects — Brian Nolet, 27, and a 17-year-old boy — were located. A third suspect was still being sought, according to the sheriff's office.

The owner of the truck said they did not have permission to be there.

Nolet faces charges of burglary, battery and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $6,500.

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