Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Dec. 1

Published: December 1, 2021 3:46 PM EST
Updated: December 1, 2021 5:03 PM EST

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.

Melissa Fowler

Melissa Fowler (DOB 12/29/90) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation on a grand theft charge.

She was working for a local fast food shop when in the middle of her shift she told her boss that she needed to run out for a minute. Fowler then ran but she never came back.

As it turns out, right before she left, she drained the cash register of all the cash and stuffed it in her shirt – all of which was seen later on surveillance video.

She was eventually busted and spent about seven weeks behind bars, before being placed on probation, which she has now violated.

To date, she’s been arrested on 19 different criminal charges, starting at age 13 when she was arrested for assault on a pregnant victim.

Her rap sheet also lists charges of robbery, grand theft, fraud, domestic violence, grand theft auto and lots of battery charges.

Fowler is 5’6”, 170 pounds and was last known to be living in the Pine Manor area. Upon her arrest, she’ll be held without bond.

Ryan Galovich

Ryan Galovich (DOB 8/17/95) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for burglary, trafficking in stolen property, and providing false information to a pawnbroker.

Galovich was already in jail for false imprisonment and battery on a female who he assaulted when detectives charged him with the burglary, trafficking and false information charges.

They said that a few days prior to his arrest, he broke into a vehicle and stole a computer and other items, which he quickly pawned off for a few bucks cash at a local pawn shop.

Galovich used his real name and real ID to conduct the fraudulent transaction, which made it easy for detectives to trace the theft right back to Galovich, who was eventually found guilty and spent four months behind bars as a result.

Galovich is 5’10”, 180 pounds and was last known to be living on Fort Myers Beach. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Misty McNeal

Misty McNeal  DOB 10/4/1976 – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation following an arrest for burglary.

This registered convicted felon has a history of violence and a criminal record that includes jail time for assault, contempt, domestic violence, filing false reports, aggravated assault and robbery while impersonating a law enforcement officer during the commission of a felony.

During that crime, McNeal solicited a man for sex then pulled out a badge and said she was a cop. She immediately pinned the victim against a wall and took his wallet, removing the several hundred dollars that was inside.

While she was robbing the man, under the guise of being an officer, the real police showed up and caught McNeal red-handed.

McNeal is a registered felon with a history of violence. She is 5’7”, 180 pounds and upon her arrest, she will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.


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
southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com