LEE COUNTY, Fla.-UPDATE: Todd Chrisp, Jr., recently added to Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list, was apprehended this afternoon in South Carolina by the US Marshal's Fugitive Warrants Task Force. The US Marshal's will have further information on the arrest forthcoming, however any immediate media inquiries should be made to the Fort Myers Regional US Marshal's Office at 337-0002.
Chrisp is the second fugitive on Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list to be apprehended this week – Connell Carroll, wanted for second degree murder, was arrested on Tuesday.
ORIGINAL: A Lee County teenager, with a long history of extreme violence, is being placed on Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list - the youngest criminal to ever earn that designation.
Todd Chrisp, Jr.,17, is currently wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and the unlawful possession of a firearm by a person under the age of 18. These latest charges come on the heels of years of violent crimes committed by Chrisp.
Despite the fact that he's still a juvenile, Chrisp's first felony arrest came at the age of just 14 for burglary. Then at age 16, he was arrested for weapons charges and evidence tampering. Shortly thereafter, also at age 16, he was arrested for aggravated battery and attempted second degree murder. Chrisp spent nearly a year in jail for those charges, before being released on February 14, 2011. Out of jail just over three months now, Chrisp is back in trouble for, once again, a string of violent offenses.
Earlier this month, Chrisp was accused of confronting a man at a gas station in North Fort Myers. When the man got into his vehicle, Chrisp proceeded to follow him, until they reached the entrance to the victim's gated community. At that point, the victim got out and asked why Chrisp was following him. Chrisp allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim, to which the victim asked if Chrisp was going to shoot him. The victim said Chrisp fired one round, not striking the victim, then fled the area. In addition to those charges, Chrisp is also a personal of interest in additional violent ongoing investigations.
Detectives believe Chrisp is still in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area, and should definitely be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the location of Todd Chrisp, Jr., is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone.