Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; July 29
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.
Taylor Ciali (DOB 2/8/88) – Wanted in Collier County for two counts of violation of state probation on charges of burglary and criminal mischief/property damage of $1,000 or more.
He’s been arrested six times in Collier County and one time in Lee County for the above charges, as well as resisting officers and defrauding an innkeeper.
Cali’s Lee County arrest came after deputies say he caused a disturbance at bar in the early morning hours and started fighting with security. When law enforcement arrived, Ciali became hostile and tried to fight with them, too. His night of drinking ended up in a jail cell, charged with resisting and disorderly intoxication.
He’s been on the run since March and has a history of living in the East Naples, Bonita and Marco Island areas.
He is 5’11”, 210 pounds and was last known to be working as a laborer, with past work as a personal trainer.
John Lewis (DOB 4/8/90) – Wanted in Lee County for grand theft auto. He’s accused of stealing a 2020 Land Rover from a local dealership recently.
Lewis is a registered convicted felon with 23 prior bookings in Lee County and three stints in state prison for a term of about seven years.
His first felony was at age 14 for armed robbery, followed another arrest a few days after his 15th birthday for burglary and multiple counts of grand theft auto.
Also on his rap sheet are charges of the sale and delivery of drugs, fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping/false imprisonment, the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and strong-armed robbery.
He has a tattoo of the phrase “Be Killed” on his left arm and “All In” on his right hand. He is 5’7”, 155 pounds and was last known to be living in Lehigh.
Jeremy Rodriguez (DOB 10/11/83) – Wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of child abuse. Investigators say he was taking care of a three-month-old baby boy who became injured while in his care.
When the infant was brought to the hospital, it was discovered that he had a skull fracture with extensive other injuries. When questioned how it happened, Rodriguez said he had no idea.
A witness said they saw him bang the baby’s head on a metal bed frame on more than one occasion and also saw him strike the baby in the head with a closed fist and throw heavy toys at the baby, which caused significant bruising.
He was arrested on that charge and was supposed to show back up in court – which he has failed to do.
In total, Rodriguez has been booked 10 times in Lee County, on additional charges of the sale and delivery of cocaine, aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, domestic violence by strangulation, burglary, theft and a sexual offense on a victim between the ages of 12 and 15.
He is 5’7”, 200 pounds, and last known to be living in East Lee County. And upon his arrest, he’ll 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