Friday, July 18, 2014

Charlie Hill Charged With Assault, Grand Theft

Joy Riding Teens End Up In Confrontation With K-9 Dogs

LABELLE, FL. -- After stealing a car in Lee County, three teens went for a joy ride ending up in Pioneer Plantation, in Central Hendry County where they were eventually found by K-9 dogs after a chase by several law enforcement agencies and a helicopter.

After they got the vehicle stuck in a driveway, they asked for help in removing it, later admitting to Investigators it was their intention to steal the victim's vehicle.

They stopped at the Shell Station located at the intersection of Hendry Isles Blvd and State Road 80 where they attempted to rob a man by placing a gun to his side demanding money. The victim refused to give up his bank bag and instead grab the barrel of the gun. The suspects pulled the trigger of the gun three times, but the firearm failed to fire.

The three young men ran into a wooded area and were later located by K-9s. Several agencies assisted in locating the suspects. Hendry County deputies, and K-9 units, Lee County Sheriff's Office helicopter, deputies, and K-9 units, Clewiston Police Dept K-9 units and Florida Highway Patrol assisted in locating the suspects.

All three suspects were taken into custody. After interviewing suspects 17 year old Charles Hill was charged with, Attempted Armed Robbery, Attempted Carjacking, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Destruction / Tampering with Evidence, Petit Theft, and Grand Theft.

Hendry County Investigators are questioning two other suspects in this case.


  1. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Did this happen yesterday or three years ago?

    1. The Hendry Sheriff's office reported this incident and investigation on July 17, 2014. The news release from the Sheriff did not indicate a date of the charging.