North Port man arrested on charges of Robbery with a Firearm and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC
The North Port Police Department will not accept violent crimes in the City. Early Tuesday morning, 22-year-old David Byrd was arrested on charges of Robbery with a Firearm and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
The victim and Byrd were travelling by vehicle near Chamberlain Blvd after conducting a narcotics transaction. Byrd struck the victim in the face with a metal object and stole money and a firearm. A brief struggle ensued and the firearm was discharged. The victim managed to flee from the vehicle to call for law enforcement assistance.
Due to the nature of the offense, the North Port Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to assume the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Byrd was arrested by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Punta Gorda. He is currently in the Charlotte County Jail.
While these types of cases are rare in the City, when they do occur, we will utilize every tool possible to hold those responsible accountable. We will not let our City be home to violent criminals