Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives
 As of the date listed, the fugitives featured in this section were assumed uncaptured as verified by various law enforcement databases. Heartland Crime Stoppers  assumes no responsibility for those featured who were not wanted by law enforcement at the time of publication to this website.
Should you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact Crime Stoppers via this website or by calling 1-800-226-TIPS.  You are guaranteed anonymity and should your tip lead to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
 
This is only a very short list of wanted persons. Please click on the links below for a more detailed list.
 
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WANTED
Failure to Appear for Willfully Defraud/Attempt Defraud of Urine Test.
Name: Bennett, Theresa
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
Violation of Probation for Possession of Bathsalts, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Wanted as of 03/14/2019
Name: Retana, Mikey
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
OPEN
Pedro Sanchez Bautista has a local warrant for Failure to Appear for Leaving the Scene of an Accident With Injury and Driving Without a Driver's License.
Wanted as of 03/21/2019
Name: Bautista, Pedro Sanchez
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
two local warrants; one for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude and Driving with a Driver's License Suspended or Revoked Habitual and one for Violation of Probation for Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer / No Regard.
Wanted as of 03/27/2019
Name: Morris, Javion Javonte Bryant
Gender: Unknown   Race: Unknown
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
r Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Firearm or Ammo by a Convicted Felon.
Wanted as of 03/27/2019
Name: Valdez, Jr, Joe Roman
Gender: Unknown   Race: Unknown
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Grand Theft.
Wanted as of 04/04/2019
Name: Prather, Jason
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL
WANTED
first degree murder, and armed burglary with assault
Wanted as of 04/08/2019
Name: Stafford, Ira
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 24
Last Known Address: West Mrytle St, Lakeland, FL
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL

24-year-old Ira Stafford, who has a Polk County Warrant for his arrest for attempted first degree murder, and armed burglary with assault.

He is to be considered armed and dangerous!

Ira's last known address is on West Myrtle Street in Lakeland.

The warrant stems from an incident that occurred during the evening on Wed, April 3rd, in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue in Lakeland, during which Ira shot another man. The victim is expected to recover. The victim and Ira know each other and PCSO deputies do not believe this was a random event,

24-year-old Ira Stafford, who has a Polk County Warrant for his arrest for attempted first degree murder, and armed burglary with assault.

He is to be considered armed and dangerous!

Ira's last known address is on West Myrtle Street in Lakeland.

The warrant stems from an incident that occurred during the evening on Wed, April 3rd, in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue in Lakeland, during which Ira shot another man. The victim is expected to recover. The victim and Ira know each other and PCSO deputies do not believe this was a random event,

24-year-old Ira Stafford, who has a Polk County Warrant for his arrest for attempted first degree murder, and armed burglary with assault.

He is to be considered armed and dangerous!

Ira's last known address is on West Myrtle Street in Lakeland.

The warrant stems from an incident that occurred during the evening on Wed, April 3rd, in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue in Lakeland, during which Ira shot another man. The victim is expected to recover. The victim and Ira know each other and PCSO deputies do not believe this was a random event,

24-year-old Ira Stafford, who has a Polk County Warrant for his arrest for attempted first degree murder, and armed burglary with assault.

He is to be considered armed and dangerous!

Ira's last known address is on West Myrtle Street in Lakeland.

The warrant stems from an incident that occurred during the evening on Wed, April 3rd, in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue in Lakeland, during which Ira shot another man. The victim is expected to recover. The victim and Ira know each other and PCSO deputies do not believe this was a random event,

WANTED
grand theft auto, grand theft of a firearm, 3 counts burglary, and armed burglary.
Wanted as of 04/08/2019
Name: Cotton, Tavares
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 18
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL
18 yr old Tavares Cotton, who is from Lakeland, and has warrants for grand theft auto, grand theft of a firearm, 3 counts burglary, and armed burglary. He's the suspect seen in the video we posted earlier from the Stoney Creek subdivision, breaking into cars, and stealing a firearm, and a white Lincoln Navigator.

His crime spree started on March 18th, and continued through March 21st. His co-defendent has been charged, but now we need to put Cotton in jail too.

Cotton is about 5'7" tall and weighs about 115 lbs. A recent mugshot of his can be seen here.
WANTED
Violation of Probation for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and or Use.
Wanted as of 02/27/2019
Name: Alvarado, Adrienne
Gender: Female   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
OPEN
Trafficking in heroin, maintaining a structure to sell drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wanted as of 02/27/2019
Name: Turner, Donelle
Alias: Jim
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 65
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL
WANTED
Grand Theft
Wanted as of 02/21/2019
Name: Torres, Mark
Gender: Male   Race: Black
Height: 5ft9in   Weight: 170
Wanted By: Haine City Police Department, Haines City, FL
The Haines City Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating a Kissimmee man accused of stealing nearly $900 in merchandise from Walmart Supercenter, 36205 U.S. 27, at about 11:35 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Mark Torres, 305 Erie Lane, was seen by surveillance footage taking three Samsung televisions and placing them into a shopping cart. Torres, 22, passed all points of sale and left in a blue minivan.

On Wednesday, Walmart loss prevention personnel positively identified Torres as the suspect. Torres stands about 5-feet-9 and weighs about 170 pounds.

Torres is out on pre-trial release for a Feb. 17 arrest for grand theft of over $300 among other charges.
WANTED
Sexual Battery
Wanted as of 02/19/2019
Name: Lubin, Robert
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: 08/10/1988   Age: 30
Height: 5ft10in   Weight: 175
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL

Do you know where Robert Lubin is? He has a warrant for Sexual Battery and he promised the Judge he would show up in court when he bonded out. It seems Robert was lacking sincerity when he promised that, so now we need your help in finding him.

Robert Lubin is a BM, dob 8-10-88, 5'10", 178 lbs. His last known address was in Haines City.

Unlike the promise made by Robert Lubin to appear in court, we promise you will be eligible for a cash reward if you leave an anonymous tip with Heartland Crime Stoppers and your tip results in his arrest!

Web: www.P3Tips.com or just click on the "Contact Us"
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Call: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

OPEN
Grand Theft Auto 29 year-old J’Briel Scurry
Wanted as of 02/12/2019
Name: Scurry, J’Briel
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 29
Wanted By: Winter Haven Police Department, Winter Haven, FL
A felony warrant has been obtained for the arrest of 29 year-old J’Briel Scurry (LKA Kerry Blvd.) of Winter Haven after he failed to return a vehicle to a car dealership.
On 2/2/19 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Scurry along with another man went to the Central Buick GMC dealership (1555 1st St S., Winter Haven) and inquired about purchasing a vehicle. Scurry found a vehicle, test drive the vehicle and ultimately started filling out the necessary financial paperwork for the purchase of the car.
The sales associate was continuing to assist other customers and Scurry and the other man went back outside waiting for the associate. The pair found another car they were interested in and went to the associate asking to see that vehicle. The associate gave Scurry the key to look at the vehicle, which was a 2015 white Buick Verano.
The pair left the dealership with the sales associate unaware that they took the Verano without permission. After a short time passed, it was noticed that the vehicle and a tag from the dealership was missing. The associate called the cell phone listed on the finance paperwork and Scurry answered stating that he would bring the vehicle back before the dealership closed. Numerous additional calls top the cell phone went unanswered and the vehicle was never returned.
On 2/11/19, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Scurry on charges of Grand Theft Auto.
Anyone who knows his whereabouts should call Detective Roias at 863-401-2256. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed and callers could be eligible for a cash reward.
WANTED
Failure to Appear for Use of a Computer to Seduce a Child, Travel to Meet a Minor, Possession of Cannabis, and Receiving Computer Statements for the Purpose of Sexual Conduct with a Child.
Wanted as of 11/28/2018
Name: Aldana, Juan Carlos
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County SO, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
Grand Theft
Wanted as of 08/31/2018
Name: Hobbs, Tammi
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 41
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL
On June 21st, one of our detectives was at Lakeside Village in Lakeland conducting an investigation, when something caught his attention. Two women bolted out of Victoria’s Secret carrying large bags, hopped into a nearby car, and took off. The detective thought this was suspicious behavior, so he made note of the car’s tag number.

The detective went in to Vicki’s Secret and confirmed that a retail theft had just occurred.

The detective looked at security video, and it showed the two women loaded up large bags of “PINK” brand attire. 
Total value of the take: $385.45. Schnikes!!!

Using his fine detectiving skills, our detective determined who one of the women was… Tammie Hobbs.

Let’s go back to Tammie’s criminal history. She has a whopping 46 prior felony charges and 30 prior misdemeanor charges…lots of serious drug charges, thefts, aggravated battery, good old-fashioned regular battery, resisting, dealing in stolen property, forgery, child neglect, child abuse, welfare fraud, and of course, previous shoplifting. She has been to the Big House (Florid State Prison) three separate times. Maybe Tammie misses prison. We would like to help arrange a reunion there because she has clearly not learned her lesson.

Tammie is believed to be in the St. Petersburg area—her last arrest in February was in St. Pete. Or she could be “shopping” at a store near you. If you have friends or family in the St. Pete area, please share this with them since she’s probably over there stealing from their community right now.
WANTED
Violation of Probation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Wanted as of 08/22/2018
Name: Esquivel, Emelio
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wachula, FL

Hardee County SO: The Wednesday Warrant Winner is Emelio Esquivel. He has a local warrant for Violation of Probation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

If you know where he is, want to remain anonymous, and want to be eligible for a cash reward, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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WANTED
Violation of Probation for Petit Theft.
Wanted as of 08/01/2018
Name: Fowler, Jesse
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriffs Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, criminal use of personal ID, and grand theft.
Wanted as of 07/19/2018
Name: Byrd, Shykiah Rosetta Samoya
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 26
Last Known Address:  Riverview, FL

26-year-old Shykiah Rosetta Samoya Byrd of Riverview. She has felony Polk warrants for her arrest for racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, criminal use of personal ID, and grand theft.

Her criminal history includes prior arrests for the same, as well as drug possession, traffic offenses, and criminal mischief.

Over the course of six months, Byrd and her friends hit various JC Penney's stores and made 65 fraudulent purchases, purchasing over $21,000 worth of goods with someone else's credit/debit card info. They did 15 of those 65 separate crimes in Polk County stores.

We did a thorough investigation, got some warrants & grabbed her three accomplices and put them in our jail, but she is still at large.

This Byrd needs to go from being a free bird, to a jail bird. She may be in Hillsborough County, so please help us spread the word.

Click here to read the news release: https://bit.ly/2LBbOpb

If you know where Byrd is flying, call PCSO at 863-298-6200. Or to remain anonymous contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. We've got a cage ready for her.

WANTED
Violation of Probation for Resisting Arrest without Violence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Wanted as of 06/20/2018
Name: Ysasi, Lauro Jose
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: Hardee County Sheriff's Office, Wauchula, FL
WANTED
Violation of Probation.
Wanted as of 04/18/2018
Name: McGee, John D
Alias: Bang Bang
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 04/08/1989   Age: 30
Height: 6ft11in   Weight: 200
Wanted By: Florida Probation and Parole, Lakeland, FL

Florida Probation and Parole: John D. McGee, nickname "Bang Bang" is wanted for Violation of Probation.

Bang Bang, released from Florida State Prison on 1-30-18, is already wanted for violation of probation.. His date of birth is 4/8/89. He is 5'11" and weighs 196 lbs.

He has several tattoos:
Right arm: "Life and Death", "JFS"
Left Arm: "Hated By Many" and several theatrical faces
Neck: "Gal 5:1" and "Lord Knows".

His arrest history goes back to 2007 and includes:
-Making False 911 Call
-Domestic Violence
-Possession of Drugs
-Stalking
-Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer
-Threats to a Public Servant
-Resisting an Officer
-Violation of Injunction for Protection
-Burglary
-Grand Theft
-Criminal Mischief
-Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
-Aggravated Assault
-Grand Theft Auto
-Theft of a Firearm
-Contempt of Court

His last know address was 2944 Sunway Lane, Lakeland, FL.

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