LEE COUNTY, Fla - Members of the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force have arrested a fugitive wanted for a 2001 homicide.
Jorge Luis Tamayo was wanted on an active arrest warrant from Miami-Dade for Homicide Second Degree with a Firearm, a Hillsborough County warrant for Burglary of a Conveyance and Grand Theft Auto, and a Broward County warrant for VOP Grand Theft.
Tamayo was arrested in Lee County in 2006 and 2009, using two different aliases. The aliases used were Miguel Gama and Luis Torres. Tamayo was released on both his Lee County arrests after using these aliases in Lee County. USMS Miami later learned of Tamayo’s aliases through FBI fingerprint matches taken from these arrests.
Lee County records show Tamayo was arrested on 02/10/2006 by the Cape Coral Police Department using the alias Luis Torres and on 09/02/2010 by the Lee County Sheriff's Office using the alias Miguel Gama. Records also indicate Tamayo failed to appear in court under the Miguel Gama alias and a Felony Bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
On November 18, 2010 Task Force Officers from Fort Myers and Miami conducted undercover surveillance and positively identified Tamayo at a business located on Ford Street in Fort Myers. Tamayo was taken into custody without incident for the active warrants.