PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy’s arrested a 15 year old boy for Grand Theft; his 18th booking at the Charlotte County Jail. The Port Charlotte juvenile was arrested Thursday evening.
Deputies responded Tuesday at 3:50 p.m., to a call from the boy’s mother who said she arrived home and discovered her son with two unknown male in the home. She asked the two boys to leave and they complied. The mother then observed her locked bedroom had been entered and her cellphone and $4 in quarters was missing. She confronted him and he took off running. She checked her son’s Facebook page and saw that he posted her cellphone number and requested his friends call the number if they wished to hang out.
At 4:45 p.m. a deputy located Pendleton at Catherine Avenue and Easy Street but he fled upon seeing the cruiser. The juvenile is on mandatory curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. under the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action (SHOCAP) program and was now in violation of probation on an original charge of Burglary. Thursday at 10:33 p.m., CCSO was dispatched to his home as he returned to the residence. Deputies located him and told him he was going to be arrested. He pushed the deputy aside and ran out of the home. Another deputy spotted the boy and he was taken to the ground, handcuffed and attempted several times to pull away. He was put into the patrol car and remained extremely aggressive physically and verbally, kicking the divider cage, breaking a mount on a printer in the cruiser.
The suspect was booked on charges of Grand Theft, Resisting an Officer, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Violation of Probation. He was then transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ft. Myers for 21 days.