Thomas McDowell

Friday before noon, Thomas McDowell, 63, stumbled through McGGuire Park in Port Charlotte, drinking beer and offering candy to children, according to court records.

While yelling at himself and drinking a can of Budweiser beer in front of parents and their children on the splash pad, McDowell was approached by a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy who told him open containers weren’t allowed in county parks, an affidavit states.

CCSO had received a call about parents being uncomfortable with his drinking and their children being offered candy.

McDowell has been charged with violating open container laws in Charlotte County six times and for disorderly intoxication eight times. He was adjudicated guilty for violating open container laws and disorderly intoxication twice for each, according to Charlotte County court records.

He was arrested Friday for disorderly intoxication and open container and was being held on $2,000 bond, jail records show.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

• Kristile Nicole Lacosse, 35, of Sebring, Fla. Charge: DUI. Bond: none.

• Kimberly Ann Rose, 52, 200 block of Harvey St., Punta Gorda. Charges: disorderly intoxication and resisting officer without violence. Bond: $3,500.

• Devon Anthony McDonald, 29, 600 block of Bowman Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: tamper with or fabricate physical evidence. Bond: none.

• Megan Ann Gustincic, 23, 500 block of Lowell Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: fugitive from justice. Bond: none.

• Richard Aaron Hohn, 44, 500 block of Lincoln Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery of person 65 years or older. Bond: none.

• Anthony Benjamin Miller, 36, 200 block of Rockwood Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: three counts of battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $6,000.

• Christopher Lee Allen, 39, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charges: off bond/forfeiture/revocations and second degree larceny. Bond: $2,000.

• Michael Lee Brookbank, 53, of North Fort Myers. Charges: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked and driver present with non-current insurance. Bond: $3,500.

• John Paul Trowbridge, 50, 26500 block of Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: none.

• Sara Rhishea Louis, 27, 5000 block of Administration St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $2,000.

• Annemarie Susan Peterson, 47, 2200 block of Ednor St., Port Charlotte. Charges: failure to appear and underlying charge. Bond: $5,000.

• Coty Joseph Bonilla, 33, 2800 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and two counts of off bond/forfeiture/revocations. Bond: $5,000.

• Angel Anthony Rivera, 42, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Bond: none.

• Cailey Malon Dills, 19, 8300 block of Elijo Court, Englewood. Charges: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Bond: $9,000.

• Melanie Marie Parkin, 45, 10100 block of Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda. Charges: grand theft of firearm, false owner information on pawned items valued less than $300 and possession of firearm ammunition or weapon by Florida convicted felon. Bond: none.

• Jeffrey Alan Grove, 50, 200 block of Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: operate a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000.

• Robert Anthony Woody, 29, 300 block of Fitzhugh Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: none.

• Oscar Antonio Martinez-Ayala, 29, 22000 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: operate a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000.

— Compiled by Liz Hardaway


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