Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 15

Reporter: Rich Kolko
Published: Updated:
Frederick Moreland, Martell Gray, Humberto Perez

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.

Frederick Moreland

Frederick Moreland (DOB 3/22/94) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation on two counts of child neglect causing great bodily harm.

Moreland was caring for the infant when the baby suddenly became ill and needed to be brought to the hospital for treatment. Doctors were told that the baby was having breathing issues, but a physical examination turned up something far more distressing.

It was determined that the infant had suffered significant head trauma as a result of severe child abuse. Moreland said the child had fallen off the bed at one point, but doctors said the sustained injuries were intentional and definitely not accidental.

Moreland ended up spending three and half years in prison for his role, and was eventually placed on probation. Three weeks ago, Moreland opted to go off the grid and now he’s a wanted fugitive.

Moreland has had his first felony at age 13 for burglary, followed by one at 17 for weapons charges. As an adult, he’s continued to offend, with additional arrests for resisting, drugs and other offenses.

He is 5’11”, 180 pounds and has a very noticeable tattoo of a cross between his eyes. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Martell Gray

Martell Gray (DOB 7/5/90) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation – obstruction of a crime investigation. Detectives say Gray was inside the residence when a murder occurred in North Fort Myers.

But rather than call for help or try to render aid after the shooter left, he and his girlfriend opted to steal the victim’s cell phone and other belongings before leaving the neighborhood for a little while.

He was eventually busted for his role, but after a short stint behind bars, he was released on probation.

To date, Gray has been busted 14 times before, on charges that include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, burglary, theft, battery, DUI and lots of weapons violations.

He is 5’7”, with numerous tattoos, including a Chevy symbol on his left shoulder, a jester on his stomach and “hatchet man” on his chest.

Humberto Perez

Humberto Perez (DOB 11/12/74) – wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim.

Perez was originally arrested after getting into a verbal dispute with the victim, then escalating it to the next level by picking up a wooden table and throwing it at her belly. He ended up spending three weeks behind bars for the attack, but was eventually released pending his next court hearing, for which he was a no show.

To date, he’s been booked 24 times for the possession, sale and delivery of drugs, theft, multiple counts of battery and disorderly intoxication.

He is 5’6”, 150 pounds and was last known to be living in the downtown Fort Myers area. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

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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