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

Reporter: Rich Kolko
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Korey Potts, Andrew Sloan, Grabiela Valderrama.

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.

Korey Potts

Korey Potts (DOB 6/17/96) – wanted in Lee County for violation of drug offender probation for cruelty to animals.

His neighbors called 911 after they heard him outside screaming. When police arrived, they found Potts intoxicated next to his dog, which had a bullet shot through its head.

Potts gave multiple accounts of how or why he killed the dog, but the investigation showed that he ended up pinning his dog to the ground and tried to fire off five shots unsuccessfully before firing the sixth shot, which killed the canine.

He was charged with torture/killing an animal, firing a weapon in a residential area, and using a firearm while under the influence.

He has three previous bookings to his name. He was placed on probation until 2025, but two weeks ago, he violated those terms.

Potts was last known to be living in North Fort Myers. Potts is 6’2”, 255 pounds and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Andrew Sloan

Andrew Sloan (DOB 3/24/88) – wanted in Lee County for violation of drug offender probation for grand theft, trafficking in stolen property, and providing false information to a pawnbroker.

The victim in this case came home to find all of her television sets missing. She immediately suspected Sloan, who was her ex-boyfriend.

He was later charged with the crimes, while serving time in jail on unrelated charges.

Sloan fessed up to stealing the TVs, then pawning them off at a local shop claiming they were his.

To date, he’s been booked 14 times locally on an array of charges including grand theft, dealing in stolen property, fraud, robbery, drugs, battery and resisting.

He’s also been sent to prison once for a sentence of about two years.

Sloan is 6’4”, 207 pounds with a tattoo of an eagle on his left arm, a pitbull on his right arm, and “trust no one” inked on his stomach. He was last known to be living in LaBelle, but has also maintained addresses in Cape Coral. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Grabiela Valderrama

Grabiela Valderrama (DOB 7/9/81) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation – fleeing and eluding officers and DUI.

She was pulled over after a suspected theft from a Cape Coral gas station. Officers say Valderrama refused to roll the car window down to speak with them, she then put her car back in gear and rammed it into one of the marked patrol cars, before taking off at a high rate of speed.

Officers caught up with her in the parking lot of a shopping center, where they initially arrested her for hit and run.

However, they soon determined that she was highly intoxicated, registering at nearly twice the legal limit.

She pled no contest to the charges and was found guilty last September. She was placed on probation, but now, just a handful of months later, she has already violated those terms.

Valderrama has five previous bookings for resisting, battery and drugs. She is 5’3”, 185 pounds and was last known to be living in North Cape Coral.

SERIES: See previous weeks’ Most Wanted Wednesday fugitives

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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