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Prominent Conservative Blogger Arrested on Charges of Attempted Murder, Burglary


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.

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.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office

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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