NEWS RELEASE 19-090
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man Wednesday night after he tried to break into a couple’s home and threatened them with a hatchet.
Deputies responded to the 6500 block of Taeda Drive in Sarasota just before 10:00 p.m. for a report of an unknown male suspect banging on the front door of a residence. The suspect threatened both occupants with a hatchet while attempting to break in, causing significant damage to the door. Deputies arrived and quickly set up a perimeter before the suspect fled from the scene on foot. With assistance from the agency’s Aviation and K-9 Units, the suspect, identified as Matthew Mikos, DOB 04/10/83, was located in a nearby ditch and taken into custody. Upon his arrest, Mikos admitted to the assault and blamed his actions on intoxication.
Mikos, of 6548 Taeda Drive, is charged with two counts of Burglary with Assault. He remains in custody today in the Sarasota County Jail without bond. Mikos has prior arrests in Sarasota County for Trespassing, Obstruction and Driving Under the Influence.