CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested Nickolas Edward Scharmberg, 19, of Port Charlotte, after a BOLO was issued for his arrest. Scharmberg was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing weapons and theft investigations; he was one of six people arrested that included two SWAT raids. Scharmberg posted a $20,000 bond and was released Tuesday.
CCSO detectives had more felony charges to file on Scharmberg, but was unable to locate him; a BOLO was issued Wednesday that he may be armed and dangerous. Thursday morning at 7:05 a.m., a deputy spotted Scharmber in the parking lot of the Punta Gorda Walmart. He was easily identifiable because of a tattoo on his neck with his nickname, "Ace." When he was being placed in handcuffs the deputy noticed what appeared to be a kitchen knife sticking out of his left sleeve. A further search located a small package of children's iron on patches in his waistband. The Walmart manager confirmed the items were stolen from the store.
Scharmberg was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where detectives charged him with two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, one count of Grand Theft totaling $14,200, and Retail Theft. The case occurred Sep. 21 when Scharmberg stole expensive jewelry from his girlfriend Azaria A. Daganais' mother's home, 21369 Grayton Terr., Port Charlotte. Daganais, 17, was arrested Monday with Scharmberg in the burglary and gun theft case at 6195 Kevitt Blvd.,in the Gardens of Gulf Cove. Megan Relyea, 19, who was also arrested in the gun theft case, was asked by Scharmberg to use her identification; they went to Gold Pros in Town Center Mall and had the diamonds removed and then sold the gold. Scharmberg then asked Relyea to go to Dunkin Diamonds in the mall and sell the diamonds. Relyea said she was unable to sell them and gave them back to him. Scharmberg is being held in the County Jail on no bond. The investigation continues.