Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 30
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.
Adam Brandt (DOB 11/4/87) – wanted in Collier County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of failure to register as a sexual offender.
He was found guilty of the second-degree sexual assault of a child in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin back in 2007.
After serving a prison sentence up north, Brandt sought refuge in Collier County. As a Florida resident, the law requires that he regularly check in with police to show that he’s staying out of trouble and in compliance with his sex offender registration mandates.
However the last time Brandt kept those lines of communication open was in early April, and since that point, he has fallen completely off the radar. This 33-year-old offender was last known to be living in Golden Gate City working for a plumbing company.
He is 5’11”, 180 pounds, and is known to his friends as XM Grillz.
Alfonzo Churchwell (DOB 11/27/76) – wanted in Lee County for federal violation of probation for the sale and delivery of cocaine.
He was recently added to Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list for weapons charges, filing a false report, and violating terms of his federal probation for the sale and delivery of drugs.
Last month, detectives attempted to pull Churchwell over for a traffic stop, but instead of complying, Churchwell opted to take off and ditch his car in a stranger’s front yard before running away.
Crime Stoppers said video from the home clearly showed Churchwell creeping out of the car carrying a black handgun with an extended magazine.
A few days later, Churchwell called Fort Myers Police to report that his car had been stolen, in an attempt to provide an alibi for previous actions. However, the home video showed proof that Churchwell was illegally in possession of a weapon, and had filed a false report. Now, this Fort Myers felon is high atop the radar of the US Marshals, who have launched a statewide search for him in the last two weeks.
Churchwell has an extensive criminal history, with three stints in prison on top of his local jail time in Lee and Charlotte Counties. He is 5’7” and was last known to be lying low in Dunbar.
Ervin Parker (DOB 4/23/78) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for burglary and grand theft. Crime Stoppers says he’s a repeat offender with 27 prior offenses.
His current charges stem from an incident where he was spotted by neighbors breaking into a home in North Fort Myers. Minutes later, he was seen by witnesses, and deputies, walking down the street trying to sell the television set that he had just stolen.
Parker was immediately charged with the break-in and theft and ended up spending 10 months in the Lee County Jail for the crime. He was later released on probation, which he violated earlier this month.
Parker’s arrest record is quite lengthy, with arrests for resisting, burglary, grand theft auto, dealing in stolen property, battery/domestic violence, robbery, fraud and a sexual offense against a child.
He is 5’11”, 130 pounds and has a tattoo of the phrase “thug life” on his left arm and “serenity” on his back. And upon his arrest, he will 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
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