Tip from Bradenton Herald reader leads to arrest

MANATEE -- A tip to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office from a reader who saw a mugshot in the Bradenton Herald’s “Featured Fugitives” list led to the arrest of a sex offender.

Cedrick Lane, 38, was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender after a caller phoned the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon.

“That was a good deal,” said Detective Dan Hutto. “They were looking for him big time.”

The caller told authorities where Lane was located. He was arrested Tuesday morning.

More details will be coming soon.