If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.  

March 19, 2023

BPD Case # 2023-002374

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023, Bradenton Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 700 block of 17th St. Ct. E. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Dwight Sutton, Sr., 56, in front of a home. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. This case is being investigated by Bradenton Police Detective Brian Sands and the Manatee County Homicide Task Force. 



The following rewards, totaling up to $8,000, are offered:  

  • Up to $5,000 from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Gold Star Club of Manatee County for information leading to an arrest in this case.  
  • Up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest from Crime Stoppers of Manatee County, Inc.  


If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and want to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8477) or send a mobile tip missing the P3 Tips mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices. You can also submit a tip at manateecrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first to be eligible for a cash reward.

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May 30, 2019



On May 30, 2019, at approximately 9:45 pm, William “Jake” Ramsey was killed outside his front door located at 3819 7th St E, Bradenton. Just prior to being murdered, Jake was seen walking north along 7th St E, carrying a case of beer he had purchased from K&S Discount Beverage on 7th St. and 44th Ave. E. Neighbors reported hearing a “loud” vehicle in the area around the time of the murder. Anyone with information that can help solve this case, please contact Manatee County Crime Stoppers 1-866-634-8477, and help us bring justice to the family of William “Jake” Ramsey.

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November 13, 2017

Manatee County Sheriff
Case Number:2017-032367
November 13th, 2017 at approximately
Victim:Jose Barajas-Santibanez
Location: was last seen at his residence, 1616 23rd St. E. in Bradenton.
Synopsis: His vehicle was found abandoned at 1962 21st Street East in Palmetto, Fl later the next day. His vehicle was a Maroon Ford Explorer Sport Trac. He was entered as a missing person. On November 20th, 2017 his body was found at a farm on Verna Bethany road.
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January 27, 2013

Manatee County Sheriff

Case number : 2013-002852


January 27, 2013

Victim:  Patrick Mullins

Location:  Last seen on leaving his residence at 5611 43rd Ave E, Bradenton on his boat into the Manatee River.  A boat matching the description of Patrick Mullins’ boat was seen entering Terra Ceia Bay into Tampa Bay.


Synopsis:  On January 27th, 2013 at 1300 hours a missing persons report was initiated for Patrick Mullins, 52 year old white male, by his wife after he failed to return from taking his boat out. Witnesses stated that Mr. Mullins was alone. At 6:10 pm on the 27th a witness reported seeing a boat matching the description of Mr. Mullin's boat traveling from Terra Ceia Bay into Tampa Bay with a single occupant on board. On January 28th, 2013 the US Coast Guard, the Florida Wildlife Commission and Manatee County Sheriff's marine unit began an extensive search and rescue operation to locate Mr. Mullins. The boat was recovered on January 28th unoccupied. On February 5th, 2013 a fisherman found the body of Mr. Mullins in about three feet of water off Emerson Point. The manner of death has not been determined although the cause of death was from a gunshot to the head.

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January 06, 2012

Manatee County Sheriff
MSO Case# 2012-000690
On 1/6/2012 deputies responded to an abandoned house where there were several calls of shots fired. Deputies then discovered the victim inside the residence with several gunshot wounds. He later died at the hospital. Three black males were observed in the neighborhood walking toward the abandoned house, after getting out of a silver or grey car. Shots were then heard and two of the black males were observed walking away from the abandoned house where they were picked up by a grey vehicle down the road. The following day, the victims vehicle was located at a local grocery store, Acapulco Tropical, 3505 1st St E., Bradenton. It is believed that Stokes was using and/or selling drugs.
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July 23, 2001


Case Number 2001-032348


On Monday July 23, 2001, at approximately 0406 hours, Wajid Coleman is observed leaving his residence located at 1302 29th Street East, Palmetto and is never seen alive again. On Monday, July 30, 2001, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 622 Magellan Drive, Sarasota, Florida in reference to a deceased male in the woods of a vacant lot. The deceased male was identified as Wajid Coleman, and his death was a result of a Homicide. Anyone with information that can help solve this case, please contact Manatee County Crime Stoppers at

1-866-634-8477 or Detective D. Davis at (941) 747-3011 ext. 2535 and help us bring justice to the family of the victim.

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August 17, 1996



On August 17, 1996, Jefferson Blanton was found deceased from Homicidal violence inside his residence at 37855 Sixby Road, Myakka City, Florida. The victim’s girlfriend, Linda Fledderman, disappeared immediately after the Homicide, and has not been seen alive since.  They were both last seen together leaving the Myakka Bar the night prior to the Homicide. Anyone with information that can help solve this case, please contact Manatee County Crime Stoppers 1-866-634-8477, and help us bring justice to the families of the victims.

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June 15, 1991

Manatee County Sheriff
Case Number:91-1776
Saturday, June 15th 1991
Victim:Debra Wittmeyer
Location:Pennsylvania Court, North of Tallevast Road Sarasota, Florida
Suspect: Yes
Synopsis: Wittmeyer was found lying on her stomach with her head partially shoved into a drainage ditch. Cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was a suspected abuser of alcohol and cocaine. Wittmeyer was last seen alive by her estranged husband.

March 15, 1990

Manatee County Sheriff
Case Number:90-06753
Thursday, March 15th 1990
Victim:Chris Loiselle
Location:US 301 @ Moccasin Wallow Road Parrish, Florida
Suspects: None
Synopsis: Loiselle was found in a ditch at the above location. Loiselle had been shot multiple times in the chest. Loiselle was a witness in a Federal case and was being used as a witness by FDLE.

July 01, 1988

Manatee County Sheriff
Case Number:88-15591
Friday, July 1st 1988
Victim:Christine Trespasso
Location: East of Ponce De Leon Street on Nicholson Avenue Sarasota, Florida
Suspects: Yes
Synopsis: Trespasso was found in a wooded area at the above listed location. The cause of death was listed as suffocation and manual strangulation. Trespasso also had a large amount of cocaine in her blood.

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