Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; April 22
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.
[CAPTURED] Sherri Deshon (DOB 3/20/72) – she is wanted in Lee County for violation of probation on fraud, using personal identification of a deceased person and theft (three or more).
In total, she has 28 prior bookings since 2001. Her current warrant stems from a recent incident where she stole checks from a woman who had just passed away. She was at the decedent’s home consoling a family member when she decided to steal the woman’s checks.
She immediately made one of those checks payable to her husband for several hundred dollars. After the check was cashed, family members realized that their loved one’s estate had been compromised by their former trusted friend. Deshon has a long list of drug and theft arrests, as well as probation violations. Her new warrant was issued last week.
Deshon is a criminal registrant who was last known to be living in North Cape. She could be using the alias of Sherri Burkholder. She is 5’8”, 190 pounds and has the names Nathaniel, Tara, and Bobby tattooed on her wrists.
Patricia Franklin (DOB 12/18/84) – she is wanted in Collier County on four active warrants for violation of state probation, and she’s been on the run since late February.
Franklin has four prior arrests on a list of charges that include burglary, multiple counts of grand theft, and uttering a forged instrument.
In May of 2017, she was sentenced to four years of state probation, but nearly three-quarters of the way in, she has chosen to violate those terms. She was last known to be living in the city of Naples but also is known to frequent the East Naples area.
According to detectives she was last known to be employed as a server. She is 5’8”, 150 pounds.
Sarah Teel (DOB 2/7/93) – she has a felony violation of probation warrant for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl). She’s been on the run for just over a month now and has three prior arrests in Lee County.
Her current warrant stems from an incident when she was found by officers in the middle of the afternoon passed out drunk behind the wheel. She was charged with DUI after miserably failing a series of field sobriety tests. Officers also found several baggies of fentanyl in her car.
In addition to those charges, Teel also has a history of selling stolen jewelry to a local pawnshop for pennies on the dollar. She worked in tandem with a friend who stole the jewelry from a number of victims, then Teel would pawn them. She got away with it for a while, until one of the victims found their unique piece of jewelry at a pawn shop. Teel had been using her real ID to pawn the items, so it wasn’t too hard to track her down and pin her to those crimes.
Teel is 5’7”, 130 pounds and was last known to be living in southwest Cape Coral. She also has connections to the Port Saint Lucie area on the east coast of Florida.
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