Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell and State Attorney Amira Fox announced today that the Charlotte County Grand Jury indicted Ryan Clayton Cole for First Degree Murder, First Degree Burglary and Burglary of a Dwelling.
Cole is formally charged with murdering a 15 year old boy during the commission of a burglary of a Port Charlotte home on September 26, 2019. Cole is alleged to have stabbed the young teen to death at the time of the crime. Cole is also alleged to have burglarized a second home shortly thereafter and discovered by that homeowner.
Sheriff Bill Prummell stated, “I applaud my deputies and investigators for their tireless work on this very tragic case. I also thank the State’s Attorney’s Office as we continue to work hand in hand in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion. My heart goes out to the family of this 15 year old boy.”