LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office have arrested Dustin James McIntyre (DOB 3/16/89) for the August 1 murders of Israel Ponce and Daniel Leonor. Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a second suspect, identified as Lisandro Resendiz (DOB 6/22/89). Resendiz (see attached photo) is believed to be staying in either Bonita Springs or San Carlos Park. His current address is unknown. Due to the violent nature of the crime, Resendiz should be considered dangerous.
During the course of the investigation, detectives determined Ponce and Leonor met both suspects at a home off of Bridgeport Lane, Bonita Springs to conduct a drug transaction. During the transaction, both victims were attacked and murdered. The bodies of both victims were then transported to East Bonita Springs, where the vehicle they were in was set on fire.
McIntyre has been charged with two counts of first degree murder. His last known address is listed as 10520 Clear Lake Loop, Fort Myers. His booking photo will be available on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.sherifflelfl.org under Arrest & Inmates / Search Lee County Arrests, after processing.
Resendiz is also facing two counts of first degree murder. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts are asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org.