Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; April 1

Reporter: Rich Kolko
Jean Leandre, Gregory Monnie, James Wasileski 

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 suspects wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

Jean Leandre

Jean Leandre (DOB 11/1/76) – he’s wanted on a bench warrant out of Collier County for two counts of sexual battery on a child.

He was initially arrested and charged with raping a little girl over the course of several years, starting when she was 6. Like most sexual assault victims, Leandre allegedly told her not to tell anyone, and she didn’t… until she became pregnant at 11 years old.

Leandre was on the cusp of his trial starting but then fled, knowing full well that if found guilty that he’d face a potential life sentence.

He was last known to be living in Lehigh, and although he may have fled the area, detectives are confident that he still has connections locally. He’s 6’0”, 175 pounds.

Gregory Monnie

Gregory Monnie (DOB 1/26/72) – he’s wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of the manufacturing, sale and delivery of cocaine.

Law enforcement pegged him as one of the more significant dealers in Southwest Florida as he peddled both coke and heroin on the streets. He’s been booked 11 times before, almost exclusively on drug charges.

Monnie is a registered convicted felon who goes by the street name of “G Mo.” He is 5’11”, 200 pounds and has several tattoos, including a teardrop under his left eye, praying hands with the phrase “laugh now, cry later” on his neck and a black panther on his left forearm. He’ll be held without bond when he’s arrested.

James Wasileski

James Wasileski (DOB 3/13/62) – he has an active warrant in both Lee and Charlotte Counties. In Lee, he has a Violation of Probation for living off the earnings of prostitution and in Charlotte, he has a failure to appear for DUI manslaughter.

The Lee County warrant is essentially for running a house of ill repute, in which females would prostitute themselves at a local business (which is now out of operation) and he’d take a majority of the profits.

The Charlotte County charge is from a drunk driving incident on Burnt Store Road in which he crashed the car and consequently killed the passenger. He was last known to be living in Port Charlotte but has bailed from his last address of record. He’s 5’8”, 220 pounds.

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

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