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Security guard catches burglar in the act

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Perkins, 24, was already on probation when a security guard caught him in the act Saturday night in Manatee County. Perkins, 24, was already on probation when a security guard caught him in the act Saturday night in Manatee County.
BRADENTON (FOX 13) -

A 24-year-old Bradenton man was arrested Saturday night on a variety of charges after he was caught burglarizing a residence.

The incident occurred just after 11 p.m. at the Swan Lake Mobile Home Park

Jeffrey Charles Perkins was booked into the Manatee County Jail where he is being held without bond. At the time of this arrest the suspect was already on felony probation for a previous conviction out of Manatee County.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report a security guard was patrolling Swan Lake MHP when he observed Perkins, dressed in dark clothing, running from a trailer.

The guard followed the suspect as he ran across the street from the mobile home park into an adjacent apartment complex on 57th Ave. Several MCSO units were dispatched to that location.

Perkins was located in the parking lot of the apartment complex and taken into custody. He was identified by the security guard as the person he saw fleeing from the park.

Investigators went back to the trailer where Perkins had been spotted and found it had been forcibly entered. The owners of the property - who live up North during the summer - were contacted and told detectives they did not know Perkins and did not give him permission to be in the trailer.

A flat screen TV from the residence was also discovered outside the trailer in the front yard. The home had been ransacked investigators say.

Perkins was read his rights and taken into custody. He is facing one count of burglary and a violation of probation charge.

The suspect has an extensive arrest record that includes convictions on giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property charges.

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