Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Jan. 26

Reporter: Rich Kolko Producer: Derrick Shaw
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Ivan Mays, Harry Misamore, Ricardo Rodriguez.

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.

Ivan Mays

Ivan Mays (DOB 1/20/63) – wanted in Lee County for violation of community control for battery on a law enforcement officer, and DUI. Deputies say they saw Mays driving erratically, and when they tried to pull him over, he took off at a high rate of speed.

When officers got close to him, he charged one of the marked patrol cars, then backed up and rammed another… and then another (three total), causing injuries to the deputies inside. But that didn’t stop him – he continued driving on, until he finally crashed his car so badly that he needed to be extracted by the fire department.

Even while waiting for first responders to save his life, he popped the remaining Budweisers in his car and continued drinking.

He ended up being charged with 11 counts of DUI and aggravated battery, among other charges, and spent 9 months in the Lee County Jail as a result.

He was eventually released on house arrest, which he violated last week. He is 5’10”, 300 pounds and upon his arrest, he’ll be held without bond.

Harry Misamore

Harry Misamore (DOB 2/20/75) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for trafficking in stolen property and providing false information to a pawnbroker.

The victim in this case brought him to his house to do some work on the outside of the home.

When the victim left to go to work, Misamore chose to break into the home, stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools and equipment, which he ended up pawning at two local shops within a few hours of the theft.

To date, he’s been booked 16 times before on a multitude of charges including fraud, grand theft, drug possession, resisting, and DUI.

He also has a criminal history in Indiana, where he was jailed for two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, resisting and indecent exposure, after being found nearly naked on the floor of a church.

Misamore is 5’10”, 190 pounds and was last known to be living in downtown Fort Myers. He’s got a tattoo of the Yosemite Sam cartoon character on his right arm.

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez (DOB 3/9/93) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for burglary and grand theft (he’s got four active felony warrants). Detectives say he played an active role in a series of burglaries, mostly in Lehigh Acres, where he broke into landscaping trucks that were left in locked fenced in areas. In total, he was charged with 16 offenses and after serving his time behind bars, he was released on terms of probation, which he has now violated. He is 5’7”, 170 pounds. He’s been booked four times before for additional charges of fraud, drug possession, evidence tampering and battery. He was last known to be living in the Campbell Acres area of Lee County and upon his arrest, he’ll 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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