NEWS RELEASE #: 16-152
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged a man with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm after he got upset that he couldn't find his girlfriend and fired a weapon in a residential area of Englewood.
Deputies responded Thursday night at around 8:00 p.m., to the 200 block of Washington Avenue for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, two witnesses claimed the suspect started a confrontation at their home when he couldn't find his girlfriend. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at one the victims claiming he would kill him. According to witnesses, the suspect returned twice more and on the third time, fired the handgun into a wooded area nearby the home. When detectives arrived, they located a shell casing nearby and identified the suspect as Mark Stackhouse, DOB 10/25/88, of 850 Michigan Avenue. Stackhouse fled the scene but was soon taken into custody in Port Charlotte by the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. After a medical incident occurred early Friday morning, deputies took him to Fawcett Memorial Hospital where he remains.
Stackhouse is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His extensive criminal history includes 17 prior convictions and dozens of arrests in Sarasota County to include Burglary, Sale of Synthetic Narcotics, Aggravated Battery and several Violation of Probations.
*Mug shot current as of 1/24/15