Pursuit ends with arrest of suspect on the campus of Sarasota Military Academy

Suspect arrested after brief pursuit.
Suspect arrested after brief pursuit.(WWSB)
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 12:08 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 2:37 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A foot pursuit in Sarasota resulted in one man being taken into custody on the campus of Sarasota Military Academy.

According to Genevieve Judge, the public information officer with Sarasota Police, an officer patrolling nearby recognized that the man as an individual with a warrant for probation violation and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Officers spotted the suspect who immediately took off on foot. An officer managed to apprehend the individual. Police have identified the suspect as Alexander Edward Royak of Venice.

Alexander Edward Royak
Alexander Edward Royak(SPD)

School is out and there were no activities on Sarasota Military Academy’s academic calendar listed for Wednesday.