Deputies: Wanted man arrested after giving deputies his brother’s name, who was also wanted

Deputies: Wanted man arrested after giving deputies his brother’s name, who was also wanted
26-year-old man arrested in Bradenton (Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The sheriff’s office says a 26-year-old Bradenton man wanted on a warrant tried to avoid getting arrested by giving his brother’s name. But as it turns out, his brother was also wanted.

Deputies say that 26-year-old Jacob Hisel was walking along U.S. 41 North and heading south on the side of the road when they spotted him on Saturday. Deputies say they stopped Hisel because he was walking in the roadway and were concerned he could get hit by a vehicle.

After being stopped, deputies say they asked Hisel for identification, but he told them he didn’t have one and gave his name as 23-year-old Nathan Hisel, his brother.

Deputies say Nathan Hisel is wanted on a warrant from the City of Bradenton, so they took Jacob Hisel into custody and transported him to the county jail. When they fingerprinted him, they learned he was not Nathan Hisel, but actually Jacob Hisel and was wanted on two warrants in Manatee County for dealing stolen property and uttering forged instrument.

Jacob Hisel is now facing an additional charge of providing a false identification to law enforcement.

His brother is still wanted.

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