LEE COUNTY-- On December 14, 2010, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were notified of a burglary that occurred at 2403 Ansel Avenue, Lehigh Acres. The victim informed deputies he had been inside the home receiving a massage when his car was broken into while parked outside. A handgun, gold ring, cash and a credit card were stolen.
Within days of the incident, detectives assigned to the case were able to identify a possible suspect who used the victim's credit card at a local Publix pharmacy. That suspect was located and arrested for driving on a suspended license.
Information obtained through the course of the investigation shed light on additional criminal activity occurring at the Ansel Avenue residence. Detectives conducted surveillance on the home and found a second victim of theft and unauthorized credit card usage. In each incident, the victims were inside the home receiving “massages” while one of the home's occupants broke into the victim's car as it was parked outside.
On January 6, 2011, detectives and members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on the home. The search revealed a prostitution operation within the home. Investigators also uncovered a large scale fraud operation involving credit cards and other types of financial fraud.
Based on information obtained during the investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and charged:
Derrick Antwan Irving (DOB 9/4/81), of 2403 Ansel Avenue, Lehigh Acres. He has been charged with two felony counts of Credit Card Fraud, two felony counts of Identity Theft, one felony count of Dealing in Stolen Property, one felony count of Providing False Information to a Pawn Shop, one felony count of Burglary to a Dwelling/Structure, one felony count of Larceny/Grand Theft and one felony count of Grand Theft of a Firearm, one felony count of Driving with a Suspended License.
Joseph Lamar Temple (DOB 6/18/89), of 2403 Ansel Avenue, Lehigh Acres. He has been charged with one felony count of Burglary to a Structure, one felony count of Larceny/Grand Theft, one felony count of Grand Theft of a Firearm, one misdemeanor count of Conducting a Prostitution Operation in One's Home, one misdemeanor count of Committing a Lewd Act and one felony count of Operating a Massage Parlor without a License.
Antonio Shundale Parrish (DOB 5/31/78), of 2403 Ansel Avenue, Lehigh Acres. He has been charged with two felony counts of Credit Card Fraud and one felony count of Identity Theft.