Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 21
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 fugitives wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Jesus Cossio (DOB 7/5/62) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for DUI, third conviction, and the possession of cocaine.
This charge stems from his most recent DUI when an officer spotted him weaving in and out of lanes of traffic at 2 a.m.
Despite the officer turning on his lights in an attempt to pull Cossio over, he kept going until he pulled onto his street. When a deputy approached Cossio, he said he didn’t want to pull over because he just wanted to get home. Despite being in close proximity of his home, Cossio still had to undergo a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed.
As it turns out, Cossio also had two baggies of cocaine in his pocket. To date, he’s been booked 16 times in Fort Myers, on additional charges of DUI, drug possession, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, contempt, domestic violence and battery.
He is 5’6”, 190 pounds and was last known to be living in central Fort Myers.
Derik Davis (DOB 5/29/92) – wanted in Charlotte County for domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment of a person against their will.
He is a repeat offender with 10 previous bookings in Charlotte County for evidence tampering, grand theft, resisting, auto theft and obstruction/threatening a victim or witness.
He’s been sentenced to the state Department of Corrections two times for a term of about seven years for burglary, the sale and delivery of drugs, and battery on a person age 65 or older. He is known on the streets as “Yung Egypt” and has a distinctive tattoo of an Egyptian Pharoah on his throat.
He is 6’3”, 160 pounds and was last known to be living in Port Charlotte.
Andrew Shimp (DOB 9/21/88) – wanted in Lee County for violation of community control for the theft of state funds.
He was operating a vape shop in Cape Coral and shorted the state of nearly $40,000 in taxes that he collected from customers. Instead of passing those funds along to the state Department of Revenue, Shimp chose to pocket the taxes for himself… until he got caught.
Right now he has two active felony warrants for his arrest: one for the tax evasion and the other for the possession of heroin.
In the latter incident, Shimp got pulled over for a traffic stop and was found to be in possession of several pre-packaged baggies of heroin, as well as Suboxone.
He has six previous arrests under his belt, for drug possession and trafficking charges, as well as additional jail time in Georgia.
He is 5’8”, 180 pounds and was last known to be living near the Pine Manor area of Lee County.
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