Football pass leads to felony assault

An overthrown football led to a felony aggravated battery charge against a 40-year-old Bradenton man, Sept. 2, at 2318 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Derek Ware of 3014 Southern Parkway, Bradenton, was at the beach with his girlfriend. The couple was enjoying the day while sitting on a bench. Nearby, a group of friends were playing football on the beach when an overthrown pass caused the victim to fall into Ware’s girlfriend.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Ware became upset and broke a beer bottle over the victim’s head, causing a laceration.

Ware was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond. He posted bond the next day and was released.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Sept 28 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1501 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

One thought on “Football pass leads to felony assault

  1. Mermaiden

    HBPD, can you do something about the scum who sit at the beach, drink their beer, then leave the cans/bottles sitting there in the sand???? I could care less if someone is having a few, and not doing any harm…..big deal. It’s when these trashy people are too lazy to pick up the empties, and put them in a trash can, which is right at the entrance/exit of every blasted spot on the island. I’d like to make a citizen’s arrest for littering…….anyone else?


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