PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-old Arron Pickle on Wednesday morning after he was spotted acting suspiciously around a house on the 7300 block of Ellis Lane. When asked by officers what he was doing, Pickle claimed to be attempting to make contact with a friend who was a resident of the home. Once he identified himself, deputies discovered Pickle had an active warrant out of Michigan on child neglect charges.
After he was transported to the Charlotte County Jail, a neighbor approached a deputy still on the scene and said the suspect had taken a backpack into the woods nearby. Deputies found the backpack with a jewelry box, foreign coins, paper money, a Florida driver's license and expired credit cards inside. The name matched that of the resident of the home Pickle had been found at. Deputies also found burglary tools in the woods nearby.
Though there were no signs of forced entry at the residence, the screen door had a hole in it and the sliding glass door was unlocked, allowing an intruder to make access into the home. Drawers from the jewelry box were also found outside the home. The homeowner said the items did, in fact, belong to her. Deputies spoke with neighbors who all described Pickle walking down the street with a backpack.
Based on the evidence against him, Pickle was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and grand theft.