Convicted felon arrested for burglary in Naples

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A convicted felon was arrested for a burglary committed in Collier County on Feb 4.

On Wednesday, Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Wesley Rudolph Wells, a convicted felon, for a home invasion in Naples.

According to the CCSO arrest report, a man entered the home of a 79-year-old woman on the 5100 block of Tamiami Trail East.

The male suspect locked the door behind him and surprised the victim in her home. The suspect approached the victim in her motorized recliner and told her he was there to move her personal belongings to another location. The victim began to cry and told the suspect she did not want to move.

The suspect tapped the victim on her shoulder and told her to stop crying. The suspect continued to pressure the victim into telling her about her money and belongs and told her she would like the new place.

The victim tried using an emergency call button she wore around her neck, but it never reached the response center because she did not push it properly. And she told CCSO she did not want to draw attention to her emergency alert device.

Eventually, the suspect got away. The victim reported the suspect had stolen approximately $300 to $500 in cash from the victim’s home. The suspect also took two rings from the victim, which she was wearing during the home invasion. They are both valued at approximately $500.

Additionally, the victim was forced to make out a check of $1,000. The check was written for cash, and the suspect told her to write “for moving expenses” in the memo.

After the suspect left the victim’s home, the victim called law enforcement and her adult son, who called his mother’s bank to cancel the check she wrote the suspect.

Video surveillance in the victim’s community was provided to CCSO, and it led to the identification of Wells.

Well was located by CCSO in public Wednesday on Airport Road and Radio Road, where he was arrested. An attempt was made to interview him; however, Wells only wanted to know his charges and asked to be brought to jail.

Wells previously spent time in jail on charges for Burglary, Grand Theft and Trafficking in Stolen Property. He was released from jail in 2017 for those convictions.

Wells faces charges for Burglary and Grand Theft in Lee County for an arrest in October 2018. He is out of jail on $25,000 bond.

Wells faces charges for Burglary With Assault Or Battery, Grand Theft and drug charges for marijuana and possession of paraphernalia upon his arrest by CCSO. He is in custody at Naples Jail Center.

The bond for the arrest by CCSO is pending a set amount by a judge.

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