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Police dog nabs Manatee auto theft suspect after chase

MANATEE -- The suspect in an auto theft was arrested after he led law enforcement on a chase into Sarasota County, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The chase started about 1:30 a.m. when a deputy reported seeing a vehicle that had been reported stolen about 90 minutes earlier, in the 500 block of 63rd Avenue West, according to a news release.

A pursuit started and the suspect, later identified as Tydarian Moore, lead deputies south on U.S. 41 towards Sarasota County. Moore turned east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and soon after bailed from the car. He was apprehended by a police dog, suffering multiple dog bites, according to the sheriff's office.

Moore was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries and later to the Sarasota County jail.

Moore also is the suspect in an earlier auto burglary, according to the sheriff's office.

Moore was in the Sarasota jail, faces charges of grand theft auto, burglary, fleeing to elude, obstruction and driving without a license. His bonds totaled $18,750, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office website.

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