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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; April 8

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida.

This is your chance to help out the community and give the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, reach out to Crime Stoppers or your local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Here are three suspects wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

Michael Cortez

[CAPTURED] Michael Cortez (DOB 12/5/94) – He has been on the run for the last three weeks in Lee County with a new warrant for violating terms of his community control on two counts of carrying a concealed firearm and two counts of drug possession.

He has been booked 4 times to date for trafficking heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines, as well as resisting officers and drug possession. Detectives think he’s still in the area, possibly in Southwest Cape Coral.

He has some pretty noticeable tattoos, including a Monopoly man with music notes on his left arm, a cross and skull on his right arm and a cross inked underneath his right eye (not to mention that very memorable hairstyle J).

He is 5’5”, 130 pounds and will be held without bond upon his arrest.

Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis (DOB 9/6/76) – She has a new warrant, issued last week, in Lee County for violating probation for grand theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker.

She is a convicted felon with a collection of charges. To date, she’s racked up eight bookings at the Lee County Jail for hit and run, fraud and dealing in stolen property. Her current woes stem from a series of incidents where she stole from her former employer by collecting money from customers for work to be done to their vehicles, but never passing the money on to her boss.

She would often meet customers at off-site locations to get their cash deposits and then pocket the money for herself. She did this multiple times, to the tune of several thousand dollars.

She also wrote several checks on the company’s account to herself for “pay advances” (that’s how she labeled them in the memo line), all of which were not authorized. She is 5’4”, 137 pounds and was last known to be living in North Cape Coral.

Rodrick Rainey

Roderick Rainey (DOB 2/4/88) – He’s wanted for violation of probation on a child neglect charge out of Fort Myers. Police were called to his home by neighbors reporting a very loud argument.

When police arrived on scene, they say they found shattered glass all over the house and Rainey and another female acting erratically. Also in the house was a 2 year old.

Investigators say the house was completely ransacked, with Benadryl pills on the floor, a baby shoe being used as an ashtray, soiled clothes and diapers all over the house, a bare refrigerator and zero protective barriers for the baby, nor any bedding for the child or anything else to clean the baby.

Rainey was charged that night with child neglect, but eventually bonded out and now he’s in violation of his probation. He is 5’10”, 165 pounds with several tattoos, including bullet holes on his neck, a rosary with angels on his right arm, the phrase “get paid” on his back and the word “pimp” on his hand. He has a history of violence and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.


If you have a tip on the whereabouts of any of these wanted suspects contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers
1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or
southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com

Reporter:Rich Kolko
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