Manatee deputies use stun guns to capture fugitive

MANATEE -- Deputies use their stun guns to capture a man wanted out of Hillsborough County, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 3:38 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at the IHOP restaurant at 5427 14th St., Bradenton, and that one of the people involved, Mercidieu Gabriel, 27, was wanted on a warrant.

Gabriel fled from deputies by crossing 14th Street West. As he ran through a parking lot, deputies deployed their stun guns, bringing Gabriel under control.

Booking information for Gabriel was not available on the Manatee County jail website, but a check did reveal that in March he had been arrested on aggravated assault and domestic battery charges.