PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested two adults and one juvenile in the armed robbery of two juveniles in Port Charlotte. Christopher Vontrell Bing, 19, of 21536 Kenyon Avenue; Brad Marlon Percival, 18, of 22050 Hernando Blvd.; and a 17-year-old were arrested.
The actual armed robbery occurred Nov. 13 around 8:00 a.m. on Catherine Avenue in Port Charlotte. The two juvenile boys, ages 16 and 17, did not report the incident to CCSO until 5:00 p.m. the next day that they were robbed at gunpoint by three known suspects from The Academy. One of the boys was struck in the head with a gun. The teens said they were in fear for their safety after being threatened on the school campus.
The victims told detectives Percival and the 17-year-old displayed firearms and attempted to rob them by telling them to empty their pockets. The boys told the robbers they did not have anything of value except for their cell phones. At that time, the 17-year-old struck one of the boys in the back of his head with his gun. After finding that the victims had no money, the three walked away.
On Nov. 16, MCU detectives located and arrested Bing, Percival and the juvenile, and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. Pervival remains in jail on $50,000 bond on charges of Robbery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon; this is his second booking. Bing also remains in jail on $20,000 bond; he was charged with Robbery and this is his 11th booking. The 17-year-old was booked on charges of Robbery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. He was then sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice center in Ft. Myers for 21-days. MCU detectives are continuing their investigation into the armed robbery.