Man in custody after Punta Gorda chase
A man involved in a police chase on Friday is in custody, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Kyle Bratcher is in custody. He is currently being interviewed by Detectives. https://t.co/97HdPK6XO7
— Charlotte Sheriff (@CCSOFLSheriff) January 29, 2018
Kyle Bratcher allegedly fled from deputies and broke into a home in Punta Gorda. Bratcher was sleeping in a car and ran once he saw law enforcement, according the sheriff’s office.
Bratcher swam through a canal to escape, according to the sheriff’s office. He broke into a home and stole shorts and a cellphone.
Police said Bratcher fled because there were drugs in the vehicle.
It’s unclear what charges he’ll face.