Information Sought: Escaped Convict Sought - CAPTURED!
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Polk County Crime Stoppers
Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding an escaped convict, David Earl Melvin, DOB 9/28/78, wanted for his involvement in an armed robbery that occurred on November 27, 2001, at the Marathon Food Mart located at 5900 Lucerne Park Road in Winter Haven. 

David Melvin fled the area in a stolen vehicle, but thanks to an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers, he was found and apprehended by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies in Clinton, NC, on February 1, 2002.  He was sentenced to one year in NC State Prison for fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer, but escaped from the county jail on April 22, 2002.  He currently has several active Polk County warrants for his arrest, for armed robbery and battery.  Melvin’s accomplice, Kevin Germaine Lee, DOB 7/13/75, was arrested on August 22, 2002, and remains in the Polk County Jail. 

Melvin, seen in photo here, has recently been spotted in  the Haines City and Lake Alfred areas.  He is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of David Earl Melvin, please contact Sheriff’s Detective Tracy Smith at (863) 534-6379.

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February 1, 2001

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