|Published:||Nov 13, 2013 10:10 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 13, 2013 5:20 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One of Southwest Florida's most wanted fugitives is now among the 15 top priority cases nationwide for the US Marshals Service.
Wesnel Isaac, 32, is a documented gang member, with an extensive criminal history, who is wanted in Lee County for three counts of kidnapping and murder, as well as attempted murder and home invasion robbery. Isaac, along with others, stands accused of bursting into a North Fort Myers man’s home in August 2007, then pistol whipping and shooting the victim multiple times, allegedly because he didn’t return a rental car back to Isaac in a timely fashion.
Just over three weeks later, Isaac and three others were named as suspects in a brutal triple homicide, in which three men were shot to death, then left in a car in a remote Lehigh Acres neighborhood. Isaac’s three co-conspirators were all apprehended shortly thereafter, one of whom has been sentenced to three life sentences for his role in the triple murder. However, Isaac has managed to evade justice for over six years.
Detectives initially believed that Isaac returned to his native country of Haiti after the murders, however may have returned to the United States, where he still has connections, in the time that has passed.
Isaac was chosen as one of the US Marshals “15 Most Wanted” out of a pool of roughly 500 other fugitive cases up for consideration. The extreme violence and disregard for human life that Isaac has displayed played a large role in his selection to this designation.
In addition to the local charges, Isaac’s name is also penned on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, issued by the Middle District of Florida. This 32-year-old fugitive has thus far racked up 34 previous arrests, including charges of burglary, drugs, resisting arrest and DUI. He is intimately affiliated with a violent Haitian gang, and as his actions have proven, he is a fugitive who should absolutely be considered armed and dangerous. Isaac is 5’5”, 160 pounds and has numerous tattoos, including the phrase “Great One” on his stomach, and praying hands on his left arm. He is known on the streets as “Haitian Mark” and “Tampa Mark” and has used the aliases of Flex Isaac and Samuel Sainval.
Crime Stoppers is asking for any information regarding the current or recent whereabouts of Isaac, no matter where the location may be. For any information that leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 – extended by up to an additional $25,000 more from the US Marshals Service. We want to stress that all callers will remain completely anonymous – and that no calls are ever recorded – nor can they be traced – thus affording absolute anonymity. Tips may be called into the Crime Stoppers hotline 24/7 at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or provided online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
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