The 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference’s blogger of the year was arrested in Florida over the weekend on charges of attempted murder and robbery.
Javier Manjarres, a prominent conservative blogger covering Florida politics on his Shark Tank website, was arrested Saturday for one count of attempted murder with a firearm and two counts of burglary conveyance with battery, according to an arrest form provided to TheBlaze by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
A representative with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office told TheBlaze that officers arrested Manjarres on an out-of-county warrant from the Boca Raton Police Department. He remains in custody, pending trial. A spokesperson for the Boca Raton Police Department did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.
As Florida blogger Peter Schorsch noted, Manjarres had previous run-ins with law enforcement. It was reported that he was arrested in 1995 for burglary with assault.
Manjarres was well-known as a Tea Party provocateur. In 2013, he went after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and helped coin the term “MarcoPhone,” something the Florida senator’s office immediately refuted.
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