Attempted Homicide

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for an attempted homicide that took place on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the area of Kelly Roberts Road in Zolfo Springs, Florida.

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service in this area relating to the defendant firing a gun at the victim.

During the investigation, detectives discovered the defendant drove his truck beside the victim’s truck, threatened to kill him, and fired the weapon in his direction. The victim was able to avoid being shot, but heard a bullet strike his truck. The defendant then drove away after the shooting.

Deputies located the defendant pulling into his residence. Application was made for a search warrant on the defendant’s vehicle and a loaded handgun was recovered. Upon observation of the victim’s vehicle, a single bullet hole was found.

The following individual was arrested following the investigation:

  • Charles Clyde Knight – 55
  • Attempted Second Degree Murder
  • Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle
  • Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle


For more information, please contact:

Makayla Chancey, PIO

Hardee County Sheriff’s Office

(863) 773-0304 Ext. 223