From the desk of Sheriff Prummell

As you are all likely aware, tragedy struck our community on Wednesday morning in the form of a domestic murder-suicide. I first want to express my sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. I also want to share a couple of things that I observed while on the scene and in the time... Continue Reading →

Great Falls Terrace Murder Suicide

UPDATE 1/21/21 (9:59am): The suspect has been identified as 70 year old Allyn Harry Harris of 912 Great Falls Terrace. While completely nude, Harris fired multiple rounds into a vehicle murdering a woman in the driveway of their home. The vehicle, while still in reverse, rolled across the street into a neighbors fence. The victims... Continue Reading →

Deputy makes arrest of Kidnapping Suspect

On January 10th, 2021, at around 7:25 am, Deputy Ronald Chandler encountered a white male subject later identified as Joel Cassio, dob 9-13 -1989 at the WaWa Gas Station, 26415 Indian Train Drive Punta Gorda. Cassio made overtures that he was in a mental crisis and needed assistance. Through additional conversation with Deputy Chandler, Cassio... Continue Reading →

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Saturday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for the uniformed men and women not only of my office, but of every law enforcement office/department everywhere. It takes a special kind of person to go out and put their life on the line every... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Goals

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell- It’s a brand-new year Charlotte County! One that will hopefully bring joy and prosperity back to our community. Each trip around the sun brings a renewed sense of possibility, encouraging some kind of change for improvement. One improvement for us in 2021, is that all CCSO deputies will have... Continue Reading →

New Years Eve Firework Safety

Purchasing and setting off fireworks is now legal in much of the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 140 earlier this year. This law allows fireworks on the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  Never allow young children to play with... Continue Reading →

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