Cape burglar gets prison
FOX 4 Staff
Ryan Matthew Townsend
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A 45-year-old North Fort Myers man received a lengthy prison sentence Monday for burglary and grand theft among other charges.
Ryan Townsend received a 10 year prison sentence and five years probation.
The crime Townsend is going to prison for happened last December. An off-duty Cape Coral police officer spotted a suspicious person walking around a driveway in the 1300 Block of SW 22nd Place.
The officer also saw a dark Chevrolet Suburban driving slowly in the neighborhood. He called police dispatch and when officers tried to pull the SUV over the suspects fled at a high rate of speed.
Finally the occupants of the Suburban tried to bail out of the vehicle and flee but Townsend and his son Ryan Townsend, Junior were immediately taken into custody. A perimeter was set up to search for two other suspects. Only one was captured, Blake Deantoni-Rummo while the fourth remains at large.
Officers determined that a home in the area had been burglarized. A neighbor told police he had found a side-garage door had been pried open.
The victim was missing a laptop computer, two rifles and a pressure washer.
Officers were able to locate the rifles a short distance from the abandoned Suburban and the pressure washer was found in the back of the suspects' truck.
Earlier information from the Cape Coral Police Department indicated Townsend's son had been sentenced to prison for the crime.