VENICE, Fla. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an aggravated battery in Venice.
Officials say deputies were called to the Rodeway Inn located at 1710 S. Tamiami Trail, at 10:38 a.m., for the report of an injured person. When deputies arrived, they found a female victim who was severely battered and unconscious. She was transported to the hospital.
A short time later, deputies were notified of a suspicious person in the area of Alligator Drive and S. Tamiami Trail. The man has been taken into custody under a Marchman Act.
Preliminary investigation indicates the two incidents may be related. Detectives also believe the aggravated battery was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.
Anyone with information regarding the incident at the hotel is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.