LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lawrence Rasnick was taken into custody on Wednesday, November 10th by Lee County detectives. Rasnick had been hiding out at his mother's home in Alabama, and had been receiving information that he was added to Crime Stoppers' 10 Most Wanted list. As a result of all the attention that placement afforded him, he made contact with Lee County Sheriff's Office detectives and said that he wanted to turn himself in.
Rasnick asked if deputies could pick him up at his mother's house in Alabama, which they did yesterday. Rasnick arrived at the Lee County Jail at 10:30 p.m. last night, and is now being held without bond.
A career criminal, now accused of murder and kidnapping, has been added to Lee County's 10 Most Wanted List. 36-year-old Lawrence Paul Rasnick, Jr. is wanted in connection with the murder of Larrick Sikes, whose lifeless body was dumped on the side of the road between Staley Farms Road and Greenbriar Farms on October 20th, before he was set on fire. Brian Casey of Fort Myers has already been charged for his role in Sikes' murder, as well as the October 15th murder of Ryan Vanderson. However, deputies believe Rasnick fled the Lee County area shortly after the murder, though he'd been known to frequent the Orange River and Lehigh Acres areas previously.
Rasnick is definitely no stranger to a life of crime. In Lee County alone, he's been arrested 31 times on a wide variety of charges, including narcotics, robbery, battery and DUI. He's also spent time in federal prison for robbery, and was just released from state prison in June 2010 after serving a year behind bars.
Rasnick is a known drug user and a self-professed White Supremacist. He has tattoos all over his body, including a swastika on his left arm, a naked woman on his right leg, the name Rasnick on his stomach, and a dragon inked on the back of his head, among others.