Couple arrested for string of home burglaries in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – A couple from Fort Myers were arrested in connection to a string of home burglaries.

On Thursday, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested the couple in Sarasota.

Deputies were called to the 6300 block of Sturbridge Court for a report of an attempted burglary when the homeowner saw a woman outside his child’s bedroom.

At the same time, deputies were alerted to a second burglary nearby in the 8500 block of Karpeal Drive. That victim reported a man and woman inside her lanai.

The victim called 911 and then said she saw them running toward Sturbridge Court.

The couple, hiding in a bushes, were found by deputies. They then tried to flee on foot.

26-year-old Kenneth Brown was apprehended, while the woman, Taniesha Parker, 28, continued to flee.

Parker soon returned and tried to disarm the sergeant.

Soon, back up arrived and deputies took both into custody.

A third home in the 6300 block of Sturbridge Court also was burglarized after further investigation.

Brown is charged with one count each of Attempted Occupied Residential Burglary, Occupied Residential Burglary, Unoccupied Residential Burglary, and remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail on $16,500 bond.

Parker is charged with one count each of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest with Violence, Attempted Occupied Residential Burglary, Occupied Residential Burglary, Unoccupied Residential Burglary, and one Criminal Mischief. She is held at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.