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Javier Manjarres posts bail, returns to blogging

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Conservative blogger Javier Manjarres has evidently returned from a stint in jail and returned to blogging about Florida politics on his site, the The Shark Tank.

The blog was on hiatus over the weekend, with no posts published between Friday and Monday. Manjarres was processed and released from the Palm Beach County jail after his arrest Saturday on attempted murder charges.

Manjarres was being held on $100,000 bail on multiple felony charges after an altercation at a shopping plaza with his sister’s former boyfriend, Jason Holowinski. Police said Mangarres broke the 36-year-old’s nose and fired multiple gunshots at his car as he drove away.

The 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference Blogger of the Year returned to writing Monday, posting stories about Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and a veterans-oriented bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

As noted in the police report the incident began when Manjarres’ sister and Holowinski had an argument earlier in the evening. Holowinski later went to pick up Manjarres’ sister at a Boca Raton shopping plaza, opening the passenger door for her.

Manjarres then appeared, stepping into Holowinski’s truck and reportedly hit him in the face with his fist “four to five times.” Holowinski told police he saw Manjarres reach for something in his waistband, so he put his truck in reverse to get away.

While backing up, he struck Manjarres’ car.

As he was trying to accelerate, Holowinski reported to police hearing three gunshots. Holowinski then drove to his brother’s house in North Lauderdale. He went to University Hospital in Tamarac by ambulance.

After the incident, Manjarres was arrested by a deputy of the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Manjarres, who lives in Pompano Beach, now awaits trial in Palm Beach County.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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