Venice man arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen boat

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Tristen Royer
Tristen Royer, 34. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

A Venice man is under arrest after leading police on a high-speed chase in a boat reported stolen from Lee County.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said a man and a woman were on the boat that fled.

Deputies say the pursuit began after a boat that had been reported stolen in Lee County was spotted by marine officers with the Venice Police Department.

Venice police chased the boat into Charlotte County, where they were able to catch up with it and take the two people aboard into custody.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Venice police arrested 38-year-old Tristen Royer on charges of burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Deputies say that the woman who was also detained was released after speaking with detectives.

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