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A 23-year-old Bradenton woman is facing felony charges after storming into a man’s home, assaulting him and purposely shattering two television sets, Manatee County deputies say.

Kayla Morgan was booked into the Manatee County jail on felony burglary and assault and battery charges.

Deputies say the homeowner was home when Morgan came to the door and began banging on it loudly. When the homeowner opened the door, deputies say Morgan shoved the man out of the way and proceeded to break two TVs while yelling that she was looking for his ex-girlfriend.

The victim told deputies he has no idea who Morgan is and has only “seen her in passing,” and that she has never been invited to his home.

According to the report, a neighbor heard the commotion and recognized Morgan as a Facebook friend. The neighbor was able to pull up Morgan’s profile, at which time the homeowner positively identified her as the suspect to deputies.

Morgan posted a $5,000 bond and was released July 16 pending a court date.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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