PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Fort Myers man at 9:30 a.m. this morning after he was released from a hospital in Port Charlotte. The man was admitted to Peace River Regional Medical Center after he ran from deputies and received scratches from palmettos and K9 bites early Tuesday morning. Antwond Jamal Roberts, 22, of 2444 William Street, was arrested for Loitering or Prowling and Resisting an Officer.
CCSO received a call Tuesday at 1:46 a.m. and responded to a home in the 3000 block of Clifford Street in Port Charlotte. The caller said a man rang his doorbell and knocked on the door. The subject with no shirt and wearing camouflage pants was located as deputies approached the area. A deputy told the man to stop, however, he ran into a wooded area. A K9 unit arrived and a track began behind homes on Wilkinson Street; a perimeter was established. The K9 deputy announced his presence and told the man if he did not exit the wooded area he would release his dog. He did not respond and was bitten in the leg and ankle area; he then jumped a fence and ran to the K9 deputy’s patrol car and tried to enter the locked vehicle. He ran again but was quickly subdued and handcuffed.
The man was identified as Roberts who was constantly mumbling incoherently, sweating profusely and very warm to the touch. Due to his condition, cuts and K9 wounds, EMS transported him to the hospital where he was admitted. When released this morning, Roberts was transported to the Charlotte County Jail. This is Robert’s 10th booking in Charlotte County with previous arrests of robbery, resisting, and grand theft. Roberts remains in jail on $1,500 bond. The investigation continues.