Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 8
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.
Antonio Cordova (DOB 8/5/01) – wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of lewd or lascivious battery & lewd or lascivious molestation.
He is accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl who was only 12 years old.
When questioned by the police, Cordova said he thought the girl was 14, which didn’t make his case any better. That excuse didn’t fare well with investigators, who arrested Cordova.
He ended up spending five months behind bars before being released on bond, and with the promise that he would show back up for court.
When that date came and went last month, a new warrant for Cordova’s arrest was issued.
He was last known to be living in the Tice/East Lee County area. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
Rodny Monclerc (DOB 9/27/95) – wanted in Lee County for battery on a person age 65 or older. His current charge stems from an argument with two people that escalated out of hand pretty quickly.
Monclerc lost his temper and punched one victim, then turned his anger towards a senior citizen, who he attacked, causing the victim to fall to the ground and sustain injuries.
He ended up spending three months behind bars, and was released in late June on the condition of probation – which he has now violated. To date, he’s been booked eight times before locally on additional charges of the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, fraud and battery on a pregnant victim.
He’s also spent time behind bars in Sarasota. He is 6’1”, 210 pounds and was last known to be living in Northeast Cape Coral.
Juan Ascencio Reyes (DOB 4/27/85) – wanted in Collier County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of two counts of conducting a lottery for money, printing tickets connected with a lottery drawing, and disposing of money or property by means of a lottery.
He was part of an enterprise that was selling illegal lottery tickets and running illegal bolita gambling in the Naples area.
Investigators say he conducted these operations out of businesses, homes, and even cars. After an extensive investigation, he was arrested and charged, then released on the condition that he’d show back up for court; to date, he’s been a no-show.
He is 5’9”, 185 pounds and was last known to be living in the East Naples area, with connections to Immokalee, as well.
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