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Date of Issue: June 16, 2010

BBPD arrests 2 in 1 stop



The Bradenton Beach Police Department tracked down a woman fleeing from an altercation June 9, and in doing so arrested a second man for violating a pre-trial, no-contact order.

Christy Northington fled the 3700 block of 116th Street Court West near the Cortez village after assaulting a victim at her home. Both had been drinking, according to the BBPD report.

BBPD Officer Michael Bazell was looking for Northington when he spotted her in a vehicle on Gulf Drive South. The driver, later identified as James Sullivan, 40, of Bradenton Beach, was driving in a manner as though he were trying to avoid the officer, according to the report.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and learned Sullivan, the driver, had been arrested two weeks earlier for battery on Northington. Because they were together, Sullivan was arrested for violating a pre-trial, no-contact order.

Northington was arrested for battery and was released from the Manatee County jail on her own recognizance.

Sullivan remained in jail as of June 9 on $11,000 bond.

Mike Quinn, publisher of, contributed to this report.