Mackinlay to go to trial, Hall charges dropped

Hall rearrested on new burglary charge

Just a few weeks after being arrested on a felony gun theft charge, Erik Hall, 24, of 510 67th St., Holmes Beach, was arrested on a new misdemeanor attempted burglary charge.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Hall was arrested Sept. 10 for attempted vehicle burglary in the 100 block of 81st Street in Holmes Beach.

The report states Hall broke into a vehicle he thought was unoccupied. As Hall was gaining entry into the vehicle, he realized someone was in the car and fled the area.

The victim was able to describe the suspect and Holmes Beach Police Department officers caught up with Hall on Marina Drive.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $5,000 bond, which he posted the following day.

On Aug. 3, Hall was arrested with Holmes Beach resident Jacob Mackinlay, 19, for allegedly stealing a 9 mm handgun from a roommate during an argument.

Police found the handgun in Hall’s backpack when officers pulled the pair over a short time after they left the residence. Mackinlay allegedly assaulted the victim when the victim saw him take the gun.

According to court records, Mackinlay pleaded not guilty Aug. 30 to felony theft of a firearm and concealing a firearm. Court records state the same charges against Hall in the August incident were dropped.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the attempted burglary charge at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.