A 55-year-old Cortez man was arrested Nov. 1 at 5640 14th St. W., Bradenton.
Robert Lippert, 4412 123rd St. W., was charged with petit theft, but he has multiple prior offenses making the charge a felony.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond, but he was placed on a hold due to several contempt of court charges on a long list of prior offenses.
According to court records, Lippert’s trouble with the law dates back to 1990 with several arrests for burglary, DUI, drug possession, grand theft auto and resisting arrest with and without violence.
He was scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Manatee Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.