Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 28
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, and one vehicle with unknown suspects inside, wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Robert Gosnell (DOB 1/14/88) – wanted in Lee County on an order revoking pretrial supervision for fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of a crash, driving with a suspended license-habitual and resisting.
The incident in question happened last month after Gosnell was in a car, loitering in a parking lot for close to an hour. When he left, he sped through downtown Cape Coral at speeds of 50-60 miles an hour, until he finally crashed.
At that point, he fled the car and ran to a nearby home, which was not his. Officers quickly caught up with him and placed him under arrest, and Gosnell was physically combative with them the entire time.
A search of his car turned up a collection of meth, fentanyl, prescription pills and paraphernalia. And, on top of that, Gosnell was driving with a suspended license and was driving a stolen car. He was booked that night on a slew of charges, and was released three weeks ago from jail.
Now, a judge has rescinded his release and issued a new warrant for his arrest. Gosnell is a registered convicted felon with 20 priors in Lee County on charges of fraud, DUI, drugs, passing forged checks, grand theft, contempt, carrying concealed weapons, burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He is 5’8”, 150 pounds and was last known to be living in Estero.
Shomayo Morgan (DOB 10/16/92) – wanted in Collier County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of robbery, grand theft auto and resisting.
He has been on the run since January of this year after an incident where he tackled and attacked a man just feet from his apartment. After throwing the victim to the ground, he took the man’s cash and the keys to his brand new Audi.
Deputies spotted the car driving at speeds in excess of 125 miles an hour shortly thereafter. After swerving through stop sticks placed in the road, Morgan finally crashed outside a gated community.
He tried to run from the scene, but a chopper overhead and a K-9 on the ground tracked him down. After he was released on bond, Morgan was supposed to show up for subsequent court hearings, which he has failed to do.
He is 6’3”, 216 pounds and could be laying low in either Marco Island or the East Naples area.
Larry Ousley (DOB 3/11/95) – wanted in Lee County for scheme to defraud. He is accused of trying to pull off a scam which netted him just under $5,000 in cash over the course of two days. Ousley created counterfeit Moneygram money orders and went to two local bank branches to deposit them into the account of a victim who Ousley fraudulently used to launder the money.
On day one, he deposited three fake money orders for $999 each at one branch, and then two more for $999 each at another.
The next day, he used a stolen debit card as ID to withdraw all the money deposited the day before. Once bank officials realized what was going on, they were able to connect with Moneygram and found that the money orders were completely fake. Since that time, Ousley has gone off the radar and into hiding.
He is 6’0”, 195 pounds and was last known to be living in Arcadia, although he has connections to the Fort Myers area.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a vehicle suspected of being involved in a recent theft of nearly $100,000 worth of copper pipes.
According to the sheriff’s office, a driver in a pickup truck pulling a trailer was caught on camera by a nearby business after stealing a trailer-load of copper pipes from the WINK transmitter site in Charlotte County.
The theft happened overnight at the site between July 23 and 24 on State Road 31, just north of Cook Brown Road.
After cutting a gate, the thieves loaded up 62 copper pipes that were 25 feet in length and weighed about 100 lbs. each.
The suspect vehicle is being identified as an early 2000s blue Dodge Dakota.
Thieves also stole 12,000 feet of copper wire from streetlight control boxes on SR-82 near Columbus Boulevard in Lehigh Acres between August 3 and August 7. That copper is valued at $30,000. If you have information on this crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at the number below. You may be eligible for an additional $1,000 reward.
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