CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four out-of-state men who were selling items door-to-door in the Gulf Cove area around Gillot Blvd. and Heron Terrace Thursday afternoon. CCSO received calls around 1 p.m. from residents complaining about four men selling cleaning materials. Deputies stopped them and learned they were working for ECO Orange Pro-Tek Chemical. They were advised about the county ordinance and were referred to the Clerk of Court Office to obtain permits for soliciting.
Around 3:30 p.m., CCSO received more complaints, this time from residents in the East Englewood area of Willmington Blvd and Shasta St. about four men soliciting door-to-door. Deputies responded and found the same four men who were earlier advised to get a county permit. This time they were arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. Charged with Violation of County Ordinance for Solicitation were David A. Erickson, 35, Ft. Worth, Texas; John D. Herrington, 32, Bellville, Texas; Alphonso B. Dinuwelle, 28, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Patrick K. Barlow, 25, Alburquerque, New Mexico. All four made their $250 bond.