PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 29, 2010, Punta Gorda Police responded to the IHOP restaurant, located at 1501 Tamiami Trail in reference to a report of a disturbance.
Officers made contact with 67 year old Ivan Odegard. He was found bleeding from his face and his right eye was swollen shut. A preliminary investigation revealed that as he was conversing with a male and female in the parking lot, he was suddenly attacked by the male. It was determined that the male stole his wallet during the attack. Patrons from the restaurant saw the incident and confronted the male in the parking lot. The unknown male and female then fled the scene in a white Mitsubishi with dark tinted windows. The victim was transported to Charlotte Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Over the past several weeks Punta Gorda Police Detectives have aggressively pursued leads in this case. The suspects were positively identified by several witnesses in this case as Nathan John Roan and Samantha Christine Burgess. After learning they were wanted by the Punta Gorda Police Department Nathan John Roan and Samantha Christine Burgess agreed to surrender themselves this afternoon at the Punta Gorda Police Department. They were taken into custody without incident.
Nathan John Roan, 25, 4745 NW Royal Palm Drive, Arcadia, Florida, was charged with Robbery, Battery on Person over 65 Years of Age, and Grand Theft and was booked into the Charlotte County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Samantha Christine Burgess, 23, 3792 SE CR 760A, Arcadia, Florida, was charged with Robbery, Battery on a Person over 65 Years of Age, and Grand Theft and was booked into the Charlotte County Jail on a $10,000 bond.