Suspect Sought: Attempted Homicide

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
Richard A. Myers [Apprehended] Richard A. Myers, 38, of Winter Haven is being sought in connection with the Sunday, September 21, 1997 attempted murder of James M. Powell, 38. At approximately 8 p.m. the two roommates were involved in an argument over Myers owing Powell rent money.

During a physical altercation between the two men Powell was hit and stabbed several times, the most severe of which included a stab wound to his abdomen. This altercation occurred at the men’s shared residence located at 506 Sydney Circle, Winter Haven. Powell was transported to Winter Haven Hospital where he was treated and released.

Myers is described as being white male, 5'11" tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Myers was last seen driving a Ford van maroon in color with a light-colored stripe. Det. Lonnie Tanner of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, East Region, is in charge of the investigation.

Related news release for the arrest of Richard Myers on September 23, 1997: .

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

September 22, 1997


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