PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Daniel Robert Foley, 27, was arrested after he committed a robbery Tuesday morning. He was additionally charged for drug trafficking. Foley is a convicted felon with 13 bookings.
CCSO received a call on Tuesday morning concerning a disturbance in Deep Creek at the intersection of Aysen Drive and Cabello Street. The victim said she and Foley were friends and an argument ensued. She told deputies Foley grabbed her $550 cell phone. When she tried to get her cell phone back, Foley punched her in the face several times. The victim said Foley got out of her car and she drove away.
Later that night, CCSO received a call from Perkins Restaurant reporting a man was staggering around in the parking lot, possibly high on drugs. When deputies arrived they located Foley whose speech was slow and slurred. He gave two fictitious names and kept lying about his identity. Foley then gave deputies his wallet that showed his real name.
When deputies tried to handcuff Foley, he refused and was taken to the ground. He continued to violently resist arrest and a Taser was used several times with no affect. Finally, when backup arrived, they were able to subdue and handcuff him. He then refused to enter the patrol car and had to be physically placed inside. Foley was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and a search located 21 Hydrocodone tablets, 38 Klonopin pills, and six Oxycodone pills in his possession.
Foley was charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Grand Theft, Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Possession of Klonopin, Possession of Oxycodone, Giving False ID to a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Arrest With Violence. He remains in jail on no bond. Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).