Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 6

Reporter: Rich Kolko
Published: Updated:
Lionel Buchanon, Orrel Dupelle, Thomas Jones

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.

MORE: See all of our Most Wanted Wednesday suspects

Lionel Buchanon

[CAPTURED] Lionel Buchanon (DOB 9/4/80) – SWFL Crime Stoppers just added this guy to their 10 Most Wanted list. He has a newly issued violation of sex offender probation warrant for kidnapping while possessing a firearm, sexual battery with a deadly weapon or great force, attempted armed robbery, armed robbery, and shooting into a dwelling.

He was found guilty of those crimes and served 14.5 years in state custody. He was just released in September on 20 years of probation, and he’s already managed to violate.

When he got out of the Department of Corrections, he relocated back to Dunbar, but he recently fled his last known address.

Locally, he has 23 bookings for multiple counts of battery, contempt, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is 6’2”, 190 pounds and upon his arrest, he’ll be held without bond.

Orrel Dupelle

Orrel Dupelle (DOB 11/17/98) – He is wanted in Lee County for violation of drug offender probation for two counts of burglary of an occupied conveyance and burglary of an unoccupied structure.

Despite the fact that he’s only 21, Dupelle has been committing felony crimes since he was 15 (and arrested for grand theft auto and burglary).

As an adult, he’s been arrested 10 additional times for theft, drugs, resisting, and a long list of burglaries.

His current warrant stems from an incident where he broke into a string of cars in a Lee County neighborhood. Officers found him a short time later passed out, sleeping on his shoe, with many of the items he stole still in his possession – including a female victim’s driver’s license stuck to his leg. He is currently in the middle of a five-year probation sentence.

He is 5’11”, 185 pounds with several tattoos, including “loyalty over royalty” on his right arm, and the name Deidra and “truly blessed” inked on his left arm. Detectives have noted that Dupelle has a history of violence.

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones (DOB 11/10/89) – He’s been on the run for the last 3 weeks in Lee County with a violation of probation for grand theft.

To date, he’s got 21 bookings to his name, starting at age 16 with a burglary arrest.

As an adult, his rap sheet includes charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fraud, forgery, theft, the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, drugs, battery and violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection.

His current warrant stems from an incident where he stole several television sets, jewelry, and cash from his now ex-girlfriend. He is a registered convicted felon who could be using the aliases of Tony Jones or Elmo Jones.

He has a collection of tattoos on his face, shoulder, neck, hands, and wrists, as well as an armed clown on his right arm.

MORE: See all of our Most Wanted Wednesday suspects

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

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

Copyright ©2023 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.