Suspect Sought: Attempted Murder

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

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
19971229-1.jpg (13864 bytes) Polk County Sheriff's Office, West Region, detectives are seeking 41-year-old Chester W. Wiggins for his involvement in the Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, shooting of 44-year-old Sheila Walker. Wiggins and Ms. Walker, who resided together at 4718 Ellerbe Drive, near Lakeland, were involved in an unknown altercation. During that altercation, Ms. Walker was shot by the suspect. She remains in stable condition at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Wiggins, who fled on foot, is being sought on the charge of Attempted Murder. Wiggins is approximately 6'4" tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He has brown, shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

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December 29, 1997


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