Man charged in birthday party stabbing
PORT CHARLOTTE — A man was arrested Sunday in connection with an alleged stabbing incident during a birthday party on June 10, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Tyler Ray Kerry, 20, of the 100 block of Palmetto Circle, Port Charlotte, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident.
According to a report, Kerry allegedly stabbed a man in the groin with a lock blade knife at a home in the 800 block of Palmetto Circle after an argument. Authorities had trouble locating Kerry, but he was arrested after a deputy located Kerry driving a blue car and made a traffic stop.
Kerry remains in the Charlotte County Jail without bond.
Former gun store volunteer charged with grand theft
PORT CHARLOTTE — A North Fort Myers man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing three handguns while working at a Port Charlotte gun store in 2011, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Richard Noel Amnott, 51, of North Fort Myers, was charged with three counts each of grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property in connection with the incident.
According to a report, Amnott was volunteering as a security guard at the Army-Navy Guns store in Port Charlotte when he allegedly stole two
.45 caliber handguns and a .40 caliber gun.
After a lengthy investigation, detectives learned that Amnott traded two of the guns to a friend in South Punta Gorda Heights. He also allegedly sold one of the guns to A&H Guns in Port Charlotte. He later sold a second stolen gun to the same business.
Amnott was arrested on June 22 in connection with the incident. He was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he was later released on $22,500 bond.
Amnott’s gun theft occurred when Army Navy Guns was located at 3811 Tamiami Trail. The store later moved to
2735 Tamiami Trail, where 25 weapons were stolen in a burglary
Feb. 8. Four arrests were made in that case, which is unrelated to Amnott’s arrest, the report states.
Mail carrier injured falling
out of truck
PORT CHARLOTTE — A postal carrier was injured Monday when she fell out of her mail truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Barbara Kolba, 53, of Port Charlotte, was traveling north on Club Drive in the El Jobean area when she fell out of her truck, a report states. A passerby found Kolba laying in the middle of the street, according to the report. The mail truck came to a stop against a tree.
Kolba was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, the report states.
Man charged with illegal dumping
PORT CHARLOTTE — A man was charged Friday with illegal dumping after authorities found furniture and household trash on a vacant lot in the 20000 block of Buchanan Ave., according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Andrew James Schramm, 21, of the 4400 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte, was charged with violating the litter law in connection with the incident.
According to a report, Schramm was supposed to take the trash to a dump off Veterans Boulevard but it was closed when he arrived. Instead, Schramm dumped the trash in a nearby lot because he didn’t have time to deal with it, the report states.
Schramm was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail, where he was released on $2,500 bond.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
• William Brokk Cardwell Jr., 28, 3000 block of Key Lane, Port Charlotte. Charges: burglary and grand theft. Bond: $40,000.
• Karen Marie Fisher, 28, 300 block of Waterside St., Port Charlotte. Charges: five counts of violation of probation (original charges: four counts each of grand theft, trafficking in stolen property and fraud, one count of theft of property belonging to a lodge or food establishment). Bond: none.
• Laurne Nadine Demler, 26, 1600 block of Harmony Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: out of county warrant. Bond: none.
• Lindsay Ann Ewing, 28, 1300 block of Tudor Road, Englewood. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $2,500.
• Richard Alan Smith Jr., 33, 22300 block of La Guardia Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: felony battery by strangulation. Bond: none.
The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests:
• James Roy Correll, 39, address withheld. Charge: aggravated battery with a deadly weapon without an intent to kill. Bond: $7,500.
— Compiled by Drew Winchester