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Port Charlotte man accused of killing man found inside hotel room

Brennan Wakey
Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 07:55:34-05

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A Port Charlotte man is facing murder charges in connection to the death of a man in a hotel room on Thursday.

Investigators say 25-year-old Brennan Wakey was arrested for the crime.

Police were called to a room at 950 University Parkway in reference to a death investigation. They say a man’s body was found by housekeeping staff.

Police discovered the victim and an unknown man entered the hotel lobby just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8th. Video surveillance showed the victim a short time later at a drive-thru. Investigators say just after 2:30 a.m.

Thursday morning video surveillance captured the victim, suspect Brennan Wakey, and another man exit a vehicle in the hotel parking lot. Investigators say just after 3 a.m. video surveillance shows suspect Brennan Wakey leaving the building while pulling a bag on wheels and a handgun in his rear waistband.

Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office stopped Wakey in reference to a traffic stop where he was detained and transported to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 941-263-6070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online.