16-year-old boy arrested in Bradenton driving stolen car

Stolen car chase

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy on Monday after he allegedly stole a car in Sarasota that was later found in Bradenton.

Deputies in Manatee County responded to the parking lot of an Exxon gas station at 13th Avenue West and 1st Street around 6:30pm after spotted a vehicle, a Ford Flex, that had been reported stolen out of Sarasota.

The deputy attempted to wait for back-up to conduct a felony traffic stop, but says the three black males inside the vehicle drove away from the scene. After a brief pursuit, the stolen vehicle stopped near a dead end and everyone ran away on foot.

Deputies said they released a K9, but the dog became distracted by a screaming woman not connected to the crime and bit her on her upper right arm. She was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital where she was treated for her injury.

A short time later, deputies were able to catch the alleged driver of the car, Ta’jon Goodson.

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