Homeless man arrested in Bradenton Beach
James Bryan Bawcum, 50
Bradenton Beach Police arrested James Bryan Bawcum, 50, a homeless man, on April 16 after he was found inside a vacant residence.
According to the arrest report, at about 11 p.m., BBPD got a call regarding an allegedly drunk person seen walking through a gate to a home for sale in the 2400 block of Avenue C.
BBPD Officers John Tsakiri and Jason Higgins responded and observed a person hiding inside. The man was ordered to come out, and then handcuffed and arrested.
Bawcum became belligerent and told officers he would “look for them when they are off-duty."
He was charged with burglary to a dwelling. Officers also found three outstanding warrants for Bawcum for contempt of court.
He was taken to jail.
Mike Quinn is publisher of NewsManatee.com, a news partner of The Islander, contributed to this report.