Bradenton Police make arrest in Sunday morning homicide

Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 05:08:37-04

Detectives with the Bradenton Police Department have made an arrest in an early morning homicide.

Albert C. Knowles, 30, is facing a murder charge. He was arrested Sunday and booked into the Manatee County Jail where he is being held without bond. 

According to a BPD report officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 21st St. West just after 4 am in response to a suspicious circumstances call. When they arrived the discovered a 43-year-old man deceased, the result of homicidal violence.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The events surrounding Knowles arrest have not been released. The suspect has two prior arrests in Manatee County for drug-related offenses.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300 or contact Detective James Curulla at 941-747-3011, extension 2224.