FORT MYERS, Fla. - On Saturday at approximately 2:34 a.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Walgreens located at 12749 South Cleveland Avenue in reference to a robbery to the pharmacy. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim and learned the following information.
At approximately 2:30 am, a dark colored four-door sedan pulled into the drive thru lane at the pharmacy. A white male driver advised that he was dropping off a prescription. The pharmacy technician opened the merchandise container and a note was located inside that read the driver had a weapon and to give him narcotics. The pharmacy technician then took the note and went towards the filling station where her cellular phone was located. She then called the Lee County Sheriff's Office. While on the phone, the occupants of the vehicle began honking the horn. After several minutes of waiting and no medication being given to them, the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The pharmacy technician described the driver as a white or Hispanic male, mid twenties, wearing a light colored long sleeve button down shirt, a dark baseball cap with white lettering that read "DEA" on it.
At approximately 2:44am, a Lee County Sheriff's Office patrol deputy was patrolling the area of Boy Scout Drive and Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, when he observed a dark gray in color four-door Pontiac, make a sharp left hand turn from Cleveland Avenue onto Boy Scout Drive. The deputy observed the vehicle run the red light at the intersection of Boy Scout Drive and Summerlin Road, making a left onto Summerlin Road. While following the vehicle, in an unmarked vehicle with no lights or siren on, the deputy observed the the vehicle gain speed and then lose control in front of Edison State College on Summerlin Road, spinning around in the middle of the roadway.
The vehicle pulled into Edison State College and began to pick up speed running stop signs and jumping speed bumps. The vehicle continued to gain speed and lost control at 13300 Edison Parkway in front of the college dorms and crashed into a Florida Power and Light transformer. The vehicle then tried to back up, but was unable to because it was stuck.
The driver, identified as Michael Gagen, DOB 02/12/95, and the passenger, Brandon Satterfield, DOB 05/27/94, were then taken out of the vehicle, secured and placed into custody. Both Gagen and Satterfield are students at Edison State College. The victim positively identified Michael Gagen as the same person who gave her the demand note and the driver of the vehicle.
Due to the nature of the incident, Lee County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit detectives responded and assumed the investigation. Based on the totality of the circumstances, statements, and positive identification it was determined that Michael Gagen and Brandon Satterfield adid attempt to commit the robbery at the Walgreens. They were both charged with Robbery Without a Firearm or Weapon.