(March 2, 2017) - Two men, one of whom waved his gun around in the presence of police, were quickly caught and carted off to jail early Thursday morning.
At around 2:00am on March 2nd, Cape Coral Police patrol officers were in the area of 1023 SE 47th Terrace (Dixie Roadhouse) and heard arguing in the parking lot across the street. Officers then observed Victor Fernandez Jr. (DOB: 3-31-89) reach into his vehicle, pull a firearm and chamber a round. The people that Fernandez was arguing with immediately drove off, while Fernandez attempted to drive away with another male, later identified as Ryan Godcharles (DOB: 6-2-92).
M.Cpl. Satterlee pulled behind the vehicle and conducted a high-risk car stop along with other officers. Fernandez was ordered out of the vehicle, handcuffed, patted down and detained. Godcharles was then ordered out of the vehicle and handcuffed, and as Officer Munzert patted him down a loaded 9mm firearm dropped from the groin area of his clothing. Further investigation revealed marijuana and two marijuana lollipops in the vehicle.
Fernandez was placed under arrest for improper exhibition of a firearm and possession of marijuana under 20 Grams. Godcharles was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm without a license, possession of marijuana under 20 Grams, and providing a false name to a law enforcement officer. Both men were transported to the Lee County Jail.
ARRESTED: Victor Fernandez Jr., W/M, DOB: 3-31-1989, of 3445 Sacramento Way, Naples FL.
CHARGES: Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana <20 grams
ARRESTED: Ryan Godcharles, W/M, DOB: 6-2-1992, of 2140 Randall Boulevard, Naples FL.
CHARGES: Carrying Concealed Firearm w/out License, Possession of Marijuana <20 grams
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