A 24-year-old Punta Gorda man has been arrested in connection with an armed home invasion in the Deep Creek neighborhood Monday night.
Charlotte County sheriff’s deputies arrested Branden Alex Shaffer Tuesday. He is a family friend of the victims. Deputies say when Shaffer ran down the streetafter the home invasion, a teenaged neighbor chased after, hitting him in the back with a closed fist as he got into his work truck, and drove off. Deputies questioned Shaffer, who told them the Foleys owed him money. Shaffer said he went to the couple’s home to scare them but he never went inside the house.