A man on Charlotte County’s Top Ten Most Wanted list was arrested Thursday night after deputies say he led them on a foot chase that ended in a canal.
According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Sta’Chawn Wright was arrested after deputies went to and address on Lehigh Avenue just north of Port Charlotte around 6 p.m. to look for him. Wright was wanted for violating the terms of his probation following a charge of domestic battery by strangulation in May 2020. The violations include changing his residence without prior consent, failing to report to his probation officer as directed, and failure to maintain his daily schedule. Deputies also had an open probable cause for Wright following an incident in January that resulted in a charge for battery (second or subsequent).
After meeting Wright’s girlfriend at the front door, a deputy saw Wright on the lanai in the back of the home. Another deputy approached from behind the home and called to him. Wright said “I’m not going back” and ran away, jumping over the fence in the backyard toward Peachland Boulevard. As deputies chased Wright, they repeatedly shouted at him to stop running, which he ignored. Wright then jumped into the canal between Peachland Boulevard and Delavan Avenue, where deputies were able to catch him.
Wright was taken into custody. He faces charges of battery (second or subsequent), two counts of violation of probation, and resisting an officer without violence. He is currently being held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond.