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Holmes Beach man arrested on burglary charge

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter

Cliburn

A 47-year-old Holmes Beach man faces two felony charges after being arrested Oct. 6 for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle.

Roger Cliburn of 2710 Avenue C was seen by a witness breaking into a car in the 2900 block of Avenue E, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The witness told Holmes Beach police that he saw Cliburn loading CDs and a stainless-steel flask into his backpack.

According to the report, the witness knew the vehicle was not Cliburn’s and confronted him. Cliburn allegedly tried to return the items and apologized for stealing them.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail on the felony burglary charge. While being processed, an intake Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy allegedly discovered a small amount of marijuana in Cliburn’s shirt pocket.

He was subsequently charged with a felony, introducing contraband into a detention facility.

Cliburn has a $5,000 bond on each felony charge. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody on a hold for contempt of court. According to court records, Cliburn did not appear on a May 28 misdemeanor loitering/prowling arrest.

Court records show Cliburn has a long list of arrests for theft, burglary and drug possession dating back to 1991.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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