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.
 
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WANTED
1st Degree Attempted Murder charge, he also has charges for Armed False Imprisonment, Armed Burglary of Conveyance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony VOP, and Culpable Negligence.
Wanted as of 09/06/2018
Name: Jones, Demetrius
Alias: Meechy
Gender: Male   Race: Black
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL, 863-298-6200
The person we feature today is a very dangerous suspect. We’re talking “1st Degree Attempted Murder” kind of dangerous. That’s just one of the charges Demetrius “Meechy” Jones is wanted on. But it’s a pretty serious charge. Polk County deputies are working with the U.S. Marshals to locate Jones, and catch him soon.

We thought “Meechy” was a pretty catchy nickname, but we had no clue what it meant, so we looked it up. The definition we found was, "Cool, swag, dope, whatever you want it to mean." Well, we want Meechy to mean “Arrested”, so he doesn’t harm anyone else.

Here’s what happened…
On August 5th, Jones got into an argument with another man on 5th Street NE in Winter Haven. That argument turned nasty when Jones shot the other man twice and fled. Fortunately, the other man survived.
Jones is 37-years-old, 5’-11”, 225lbs, and is considered armed and dangerous.

In addition to his 1st Degree Attempted Murder charge, he also has charges for Armed False Imprisonment, Armed Burglary of Conveyance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony VOP, and Culpable Negligence.

His criminal history includes 22 felony charges, and 25 misdemeanor charges. He started out small back in 1998 with just underage drinking, to marijuana possession, then to cocaine possession. Then things got real as the severity of his crimes escalated: Battery, Resisting, Domestic Battery & Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Criminal Mischief, Tampering with Evidence, Felon Possessing a Firearm, Shooting into a Dwelling, and Aggravated Assault.
WANTED
violation of probation (original charge Refusal to Submit to Breath Test) out of Gilchrest County, FL.
He is now wanted in Polk County for robbery by sudden snatching, felony battery domestic) violence, petit theft and criminal mischief.
Wanted as of 12/17/2018
Name: Beck, Chesley
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL, 863.298-6200

39-year-old Chesley Beck broke his girlfriend’s leg bone during an argument about his infidelity around 10:00 p.m. yesterday at a home they shared in Haines City. Nice guy.

During the argument Beck told his girlfriend to leave. She started to call a relative for a ride—he took her phone and intentionally broke it. As the victim attempted to leave, Beck grabbed her by the left ankle and forcefully and intentionally twisted it until the victim heard a “pop.”

The victim was able to get away to get help from a neighbor, who called 911 and took her to the hospital. The victim was treated for a fracture in her left fibula.

Beck left and we are looking for him. He may have fled to Trenton, Florida where he has family.

Guess what: he was convicted for battery in 2011 and has at least 5 prior arrests in Gilchrest County. He also has an active warrant for violation of probation (original charge Refusal to Submit to Breath Test) out of Gilchrest County, FL.

He is now wanted in Polk County for robbery by sudden snatching, felony battery domestic) violence, petit theft and criminal mischief.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Detective Roan at (863) 678-4115 or the PCSO main number 863-298-6200. Or if you’d like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward you can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or go to www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and leave a tip. Anonymity is guaranteed!

WANTED
grand theft, and criminal use of personal ID.
Wanted as of 12/13/2018
Name: Martinez-Muriel, Jean Karlos
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
Wanted By: POlk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL, 863-298-6200
28-year-old Jean Karlos Martinez-Muriel of Kissimmee, who used to be a delivery driver. His career ended when he made the poor choice to steal the wallet of a 78-year-old man who had a mattress delivered by Jean.

Jean then made the 2nd poor choice to use one of the victim's stolen credit cards at a Walmart and 7-Eleven, as seen on video surveillance.

He then made the 3rd poor choice to attempt to use other credit cards he found in his unsuspecting customer's wallet - but was denied. Karma.

Now Jean has a warrant for his arrest, for grand theft, and criminal use of personal ID.

We'd like to give mad props to the delivery company - Jean's former employer - for reimbursing their customer his stolen money. Kindness matters.

Won't you help us locate Mr. Martinez? We'd like to give him a special delivery, straight to the pokey.
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burglary, theft, illegal use of a credit card, and criminal use of personal identification.
Wanted as of 12/12/2018
Name: Pope, William
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 11/10/1980   Age: 38
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL, 863.-298-6200
On December 5th, he was sitting in a car in a pediatrician's parking lot waiting for his woman to complete some business inside, when his thievish nature apparently began calling him. He looked around for something to steal, and opened up the unlocked vehicle next to him. Inside he found a cell phone and some credit cards.

William stopped at a Marathon gas station and fueled up his vehicle using the stolen credit card.

William is now a wanted man with charges of burglary, theft, illegal use of a credit card, and criminal use of personal identification.
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
armed robbery
Wanted as of 09/29/2018
Name: Govia, Tyvon
Gender: Male   Race: Black
Wanted By: Winter Haven Police Department, Winter Haven, FL
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
dealing in stolen property, petit theft, grand theft, burglary, possession of marijuana, and DWLSR.
Wanted as of 08/08/2018
Name: Bentulan, Rainer
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
DOB: 11/15/1985   Age: 33
Height: 5ft11in   Weight: 190
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: a lion, "Diane n Nyla" on his left arm; "thro lifestyle" on his chest, a 5 point star, "son," "LK5," money bags, and "give me the loot" on his left hand; a 12 and "Carmen" on his left leg, "Michele" on the back of his neck, a gun and "NYC" on his right arm; and "true" on his stomach.
Wanted By: Polk County Sheriff's Office, Winter Haven, FL

Rainer Bentulan (DOB 11/15/1985) of Long Road in Orlando, 
returned 69 Seagate brand external hard drives using the receipts. Once the boxes were opened, however, Target personnel discovered Play-Doh inside, instead of hard drives. The total value of the theft is $6,159. The weight of the boxes was similar to the weight they would be had they contained the actual hard drives.

Rivera's criminal history includes arrests for dealing in stolen property, petit theft, grand theft, burglary, possession of marijuana, and DWLSR. He's 5'9" tall, 190 lbs, with a tattoo that says "Jesus" on his right arm. He spent 4 years in state prison, from 2002-2006.

Bentulan's criminal history includes arrests for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, destruction of evidence, trafficking in cocaine, resisting arrest, grand theft of motor vehicle, petit theft, and burglary. He's 5'11" tall, 190 lbs, with the following tattoos: a lion, "Diane n Nyla" on his left arm; "thro lifestyle" on his chest, a 5 point star, "son," "LK5," money bags, and "give me the loot" on his left hand; a 12 and "Carmen" on his left leg, "Michele" on the back of his neck, a gun and "NYC" on his right arm; and "true" on his stomach. He was in state prison from 2007-2008.

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: 29
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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Violation of Probation for Possession of Methamphetamine.
Wanted as of 03/21/2018
Name: Abner, Angela Michelle
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
WANTED
armed robbery with a firearm and armed burglary of a conveyance with an assault/battery. 
Wanted as of 02/08/2018
Name: Alexander, Isham M.
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: 10/31/1997   Age: 21
Height: 5ft8in   Weight: 160
Wanted By: Bartow Police Department, Bartow, FL
The Bartow Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Isham M. Alexander, (pictured below), for armed robbery with a firearm and armed burglary of a conveyance with an assault/battery. 

Alexander, DOB 10/31/97, 5’8”, 160 lbs, was armed with a black semi-auto handgun during the robbery. The armed robbery occurred on 02/05/18, in the parking lot of the XYZ liquor store located at 295 Hwy 17 South in Bartow.
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WANTED
VOP Discharge of a Firearm in Public/Residential Property and Possession of Hydrocodone. Young should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
Wanted as of 04/11/2017
Name: Young, Curtis Terrell
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: Unknown   Age: 22
Height: 5ft 11in   Weight: 130 lbs
Hair:  Black   Eyes: Brown

CRIME STOPPERS BULLETIN
Bulletin Number: CS17-41
LPD Event #17-6240
Date of Bulletin: 4/11/17

Type of Bulletin: Wanted Person
Lakeland Police need to locate wanted person Curtis Terrell YOUNG. Young has a warrant for his arrest for VOP Discharge of a Firearm in Public/Residential Property and Possession of Hydrocodone. Young should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. 

 

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WANTED
Attempted Second Degree Murder (4 counts) Bond Revoked
Wanted as of 07/24/2015
Name: Abukhdeir, Isaac
Gender: Male   Race: Other
DOB: 11/19/1984   Age: 34
Height: 6ft 1in   Weight: 200 lbs
Hair:  Black   Eyes: Unknown
Case: PCSO 2015-0007795
Warrant: CF14-004160-XX
WANTED
FTA: Attempted Second Degree Murder (4 counts) Bond Revoked
Wanted as of 07/14/2015
Name: Abukhdeir, Ashraf
Gender: Male   Race: Other
Height: 5ft 11in   Weight: 150 lbs
Hair:  Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: PCSO 2015-0007328
Warrant: CF14-004162-XX
WANTED
Aggravated Battery on a Police Officer. Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Resisting Arrest with Fore and Violence, Felony Petit Theft, Knowingly Driving with a Suspended Drivers License
Wanted as of 01/04/2017
Name: Fones, Kristi Marie
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 10/15/1962   Age: 56
Height: 5ft 6in   Weight: 235 lbs
Hair:  Unknown   Eyes: Unknown

Auburndale Police Department has issued several arrest warrants for Kristi Marie Fones, white female, DOB: 10/15/1977. She is 5`6, 235 lbs. with long auburn hair. She has an active warrants for Aggravated Battery on a LEO; Aggravated Fleeing to Elude; Resisting With; Felony Petit Theft and Knowingly DWLSR and is listed as a violent felony offender.

She was last seen driving a maroon Hyundai Sonata. She may also be with her mother, WF Donna Florian DOB: 9/20/1962. Her last known address was in Polk City, Florida but she has lived in Lakeland, Florida previously. She is known to have relatives in numerous states (MI, NY, Al, TX, OK, PA, CA, NE and GA).

If you have information as to where Fones can be lacated, please call Heartland Criime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous and if your tip results in her arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.00.

Det. Spell, Auburndale Police Department. 863-965-5555. Case number 15-1179.

 

WANTED
DUI Manslaughter (2 counts)
Wanted as of 08/31/2007
Name: Andrews, Brian
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 02/10/1978   Age: 40
Height: 5ft 9in   Weight: 165 lbs
Hair:  Black   Eyes: Brown
Warrant: CF07-005359-XX
In 2007, Brian Andrews fled Polk County to avoid being arrested on 2 counts of DUI Manslaughter. He reportedly fled to Mexico and also is reported to have spent timein Ohio. He has reportedly been sighted recently at his mothers house on  Brooks Rd in Frostproof. If you have information as to the location of Brian Andrews, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers. If your information results in the apprehenion of Brian Andrews, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00. You will remain anonymous.
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