She’s been jailed more than a dozen times before, and been convicted of thefts in multiple counties, and now Varaka Stewart is one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives.
Stewart (DOB 12/25/85) is a repeat offender in Lee, Collier and Manatee Counties, charged with a long list of thefts, robbery, battery, burglary, trespassing, and giving false information to law enforcement officers, among other crimes.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit, Octavius Pullen has been taken into custody. Detectives arrested Pullen late this afternoon and he was booked into the Lee County Jail at 3:55 p.m., where he was charged with armed burglary, grand theft and the grand theft of a firearm.
“These criminals can run, but ultimately they will get caught,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.
Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who was jailed just last week after running from deputies, and ultimately tried to run one over.
Octavius Pullen, DOB 12/14/85, was arrested last Tuesday, July 8th after a series of events that stemmed from him simply not pulling over for a traffic stop. When a deputy attempted the stop in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue around 2 p.m., Pullen and his partner in crime, Joshua White, took off.
As a result of anonymous Crime Stoppers tips, two more suspected drug dealers from Operation Manor Meltdown have been arrested in this past week. Lacretia Walton and Brandon Fuller were both arrested by members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Apprehension Unit, in response to Crime Stoppers tips. Detectives also arrested Shermykael Jenkins on Wednesday.
Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is hoping the public can help track down six fugitives wanted in the wake of Operation Manor Meltdown, a massive drug operation that as of this morning has led to the arrests of 22 suspected dealers.
Earlier this month, on June 5, a combined operation by members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Operations Unit (SWAT), Narcotics Unit, Intelligence, Traffic and Warrants Units, as well as the Road Patrol Division, converged upon nine homes within the Pine
They’ve been on the run for far too long, and now authorities are turning up the heat on some of the most wanted criminals in Southwest Florida. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers talked with Sheriff Mike Scott about a few who they hope to give a new home to for the holidays.
The holidays are a rough time of year for a list of Southwest Florida children who have been sexually assaulted by an authority figure in their lives – men who are still on the loose and held unaccountable for their life changing actions. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers profiles a few of men who sit atop Santa’s naughty list.