Brennan Wakey, 25, of Port Charlotte, has been arrested and is facing charges of Murder in connection to the death of a man that happened at 950 University Parkway, Sarasota, on Thursday, December 9, 2021. 

Port Charlotte Man Arrested In Sarasota Hotel Death Investigation

SARASOTA, FL. – Brennan Wakey, 25, of Port Charlotte, has been arrested and is facing charges of Murder in connection to the death of a man that happened at 950 University Parkway, Sarasota, on Thursday, December 9, 2021. 

On Dec. 9th just before Noon, Sarasota Police officers responded to a room at 950 University Parkway, Sarasota, in reference to a death investigation.  The body of an adult male was found by housekeeping staff.  The name of the victim is being withheld under Marsy’s Law.  The victim and Wakey had been involved in a romantic relationship.

The investigation revealed the victim and an unknown man entered the hotel lobby just after 10 p.m. on Dec. 8th and rented a room. 

Video surveillance captured the victim a short time later at a drive-thru.  Just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9th, video surveillance captured the victim, Wakey, and the unknown man exit a vehicle in the hotel parking lot. 

Police say that just after 3 a.m., video surveillance captured Wakey leaving the building, walking at a fast pace while pulling a bag on wheels with a handgun tucked into his rear waistband.

Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office stopped Wakey in reference to a traffic stop after 4 a.m. on Dec. 9th where he was detained and transported to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. 

Wakey is currently being held at the Charlotte County Jail.

This case remains under investigation.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 941-263-6070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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