Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 16

Reporter: Rich Kolko
Published: Updated:
Joey Burnosky, William Karrels, Corey Morales

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.

Joey Burnosky

Joey Burnosky (DOB 3/1/94) – Wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for robbery.

Burnosky is accused of going into a gas station and immediately approaching the cashier, demanded all the money from the register – it wasn’t known if he had a gun or not, but the clerk didn’t see one.

The cashier froze with fear and locked the register so the suspect couldn’t get any money.

Realizing there was no cash coming his way, he walked out of the store, at which point the clerk yelled for her manager, who ran out from the back and tackled Burnosky in front of the store, holding him at bay until deputies arrived to arrest him.

He spent three months in the Lee County Jail for attempted robbery and theft (he also stole a can of Twisted Tea), but was released on probation.

He’s now violated those terms and has been on the run for about three weeks. He is 5’11”, 160 pounds and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

William Karrels

William Karrels (DOB 12/28/90) – Wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear for burglary of a dwelling, theft, and criminal mischief.

Law enforcement says he was caught red-handed breaking into a doctor’s office, where he was trying to steal prescription drugs.

But in the process, he set off the alarm, which brought FMPD directly to the scene. Even though he tried to hide, a K-9 tracked him down.

To date, Karrels has been booked 22 times in Lee County for multiple counts of battery, resisting, fraud, theft, robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and domestic violence. He is 5’8”, 150 pounds, and was last known to be living in Lehigh Acres.

Corey Morales

Corey Morales (DOB 4/22/96) – Wanted in Lee County for an original charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was in a car that was pulled over for a traffic stop. When officers approached the car, he jumped out and started running, leading officers on a chase, during which deputies say he dropped a loaded Glock with an extended magazine.

He managed to evade officers that night and now has been on the run for several months.

As a convicted felon, Morales is not legally allowed to possess a gun. He has priors locally for armed robbery, resisting and weapons charges.

He has also been sent to the state Department of Corrections twice for a term of about four years, with his first sentence when he was only 17 years old.

Morales is 5’6”, 170 pounds with multiple tattoos, including an angel and a demon on his neck, a money bag on his right arm and a skull on his left arm.

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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