Sometimes one suspect leads to another. Such was the case for a Holmes Beach resident now facing a felony burglary charge.
Miles Hostetler, 19, of 6100 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested on felony burglary charges at his residence by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 21.
Hostetler was implicated in a burglary to an unoccupied dwelling at 30th Street in Bradenton. Bond was set at $7,500. He was scheduled for arraignment March 23.
According to the arrest report, sheriff’s investigators arrested another man suspected of committing multiple burglaries. During the suspect’s interview, he implicated Hostetler and a third male as being involved with the 30th Street burglary.
Investigators made contact with the third suspect, who also implicated Hostetler, but later tried to deny his claims.
On Feb. 21, at approximately 9:45 p.m. investigators met with Hostetler.
Hostetler denied any involvement during the interview.
According to the report, investigators then played the interview tape from one of the other suspects, at which time, Hostetler “put his head down and looked defeated.”
Hostetler refused to cooperate further and he was booked into the Manatee County jail.