Stolen tag leads to felony arrest

David Loyde, 43, of 615 22nd Lane E., Bradenton, faces a felony driving while license suspended charge after being stopped Sept. 3 by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Anna Maria.

According to the MCSO report, the deputy on patrol did a routine license plate check on Loyde’s vehicle and learned the license plate was reported stolen.

The deputy stopped Loyde in the 7100 block of Palm Drive. Loyde allegedly told the deputy he did not know the tag was stolen. He said he received the license plate from a friend as part of an unpaid loan payment.

Loyde also allegedly admitted he knew his driver’s license was suspended. Upon investigating further, the deputy learned that Loyde’s license had been suspended on multiple occasions.

Loyde was arrested for felony driving while license suspended and multiple misdemeanor charges, including petit theft, attaching an unassigned tag and failing to have a motor vehicle registration.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,860 bond. According to the MCSO website, Loyde remained in custody when his bond was revoked for failure to appear on several other unrelated charges.

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

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