Another arrest made in North Fort Myers road rage attack, two suspects still at large
A third suspect has been arrested in Ohio in connection with a Jan. 9 road rage case involving several motorcyclists in North Fort Myers.
The Lee County Sheriff’s office is awaiting the extradition of 32-year-old Ramon Santiago back to Florida.
Roberto Deltoro, 35, was arrested Thursday and spent the night in Lee County Jail before posting bond.
Jermin Deleon, 36, was the first to be arrested Thursday after turning himself in. He has also out on bond.
Victim Jeremy Harris says he’s grateful that people are calling Crime Stoppers with their tips and trying to help deputies arrest the people who attacked him.
“I feel glad that the police are doing their due diligence,” Harris said.
He’s also looking forward to the time when this attack isn’t the focal point of his life.
Harris’ skull was busted open during the incident along Pondella Road, just east of North Cleveland Avenue. Harris admits to yelling at the group when they were blocking traffic. He also accidentally clipped one of them with his car.
But, he says, he didn’t deserve all of this. “I’m doing better now. You know it’s been 12 days since the incident. I got the staples out and I’m doing pretty good.”
If anything, he says he learned something from this situation. “If you’re going to throw yourself into a situation you want to make sure you’re capable of handling that situation. Don’t let your frustration or anger get the better of you because you might end up getting a wrench to the head.”
According to a deputy report, the bikers left after a witness yelled she was calling the police. Several bystanders took videos and broke up the fight. One woman was even thrown to the ground.
“The fact that they attacked another woman could mean there is a whole set of assault charges for that incident as well,” said Rich Kolko, WINK News safety and security specialist. “This person saw one person being attacked by several. She made a decision to try to help.”
Kolko also says these bystanders prevented a bad situation from getting worse and will play a big role in helping deputies put the people involved behind bars.
“They want somebody who can do good descriptions, provide video, provide photos, provide a good recounting of exactly what happened,” Kolko said. “That helps law enforcement crack cases.”
Lee County sheriff’s deputies used Harris’ dashcam footage to identify the suspects.
“I’m glad that people are stepping in for and helping keep our community safe,” Harris said.
Crime Stoppers still needs your help finding two other suspects from the assault.
If you have any information about the other suspects involved, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS, or online by following this link.