3 juveniles accumulate multiple felony charges during ‘car hopping’ spree

Port Charlotte, FL – April 13, 2023

Three juveniles were caught pulling on door handles in a Port Charlotte neighborhood while wearing hoodies and face coverings.

On the night of April 11th, three juveniles were observed by a neighbor checking vehicles for unlocked doors in the area of Hayworth Road in Port Charlotte. The observant community member immediately contacted law enforcement just before 7 pm.

Deputies arrived to canvas the area and witnessed the three juveniles entering a Toyota Tundra. As he got closer, Nathan Gore (06/14/2007) was exiting the passenger side door, Sherif Oxley (06/15/2009) was exiting the driver’s side door and Michael Oxley (09/24/2010) was observed as the look out. Nathan Gore and Michael Oxley were detained as Sherif began to flee but was ordered to return back to the residence.

Throughout the investigation, it was determined that the juveniles had entered multiples vehicles in the area and removed various items including a knife from one.

“The simple acts of locking your doors and removing you valuables are the biggest deterrents to vehicle burglaries. These boys were admittedly bored and decided to ‘car hop’. Imagine if they stumbled upon a firearm?” probes Sheriff Prummell. I want to commend the citizen who immediately called in the suspicious behavior possibly preventing many other vehicle burglaries from occurring and hopefully assisting in getting these young men on the right track in life, ” Prummell adds.

The juveniles were taken to our local district office to be interviewed and provided information on the vehicles they had entered. They were arrested and charged accordingly.

Nathan Gore (06/14/2007):

  • Burglary of Dwelling Structure or Conveyance While Armed x 4
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance Unarmed x 7
  • LARC Petit theft 2nd Degree 1st Offence x2
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling Unarmed

Sherif Oxley (06/15/2009):

  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance Unarmed

Michael Oxley (09/24/2010):

  • Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling Unarmed x 3
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance unarmed x 10
  • LARC Petit theft 2nd Degree 1st Offence x 2

Please note: Photos will not be released due to age and agency policy.

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