MANATEE -- Deputies used a stun gun on a home burglary suspect after chasing him on foot late Wednesday, catching him with the victim's ID in his pocket, a sheriff's report states today.
The victim was in his home on the 1400 block of 56th Drive East when he saw a man enter his fenced-in yard through a hole at about 11:35 p.m. The resident fled and called 911. When a deputy arrived, he saw a man carrying a home stereo out to a nearby car. The deputy attempted to detain the suspect as more sheriffs' units arrived, the report stated.
The victim walked up and pointed toward the subject to identify him, but the suspect fled on foot, east toward 15th Street.
Two deputies began chasing him. The man tried to jump a fence on 15th Street, when another deputy joined the foot chase and deployed his electronic control weapon, according to the report. The probes did not appear to affect the suspect, but he was still taken into custody.
Vincent E. Stoudemire, 35, is being charged with burglary to an occupied structure, another burglary and possession of a controlled substance.
In Stoudemire’s pocket was the victim's ID, and the victim's wallet was next to the suspect. Deputies were able to link Stoudemire to an earlier theft of bottled water at the Sunoco Gas Station, as well as another residential burglary on 12th Street Court East, the report said.