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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives, working with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, located 68-year-old Charles Luther Bailey at a residence in Dry Fork, Virginia, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.


Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject.

68-year-old Charles Luther Bailey 03/25/44, 3055 Walk in Water Road, Lake Wales, is wanted on an active Polk County Arrest Warrant for 2 counts of Sexual Battery on a child less than 12 years of age, and Distributing Obscene Material to a Minor.

The investigation began on January 24, 2013, and detectives attempted to contact Bailey, but when Bailey learned of the investigation he fled the area.

On 01/26/13, the suspect’s wife, Viola Bialy, reported the suspect missing to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office advising MCSO deputies her husband was last seen in Duette. 

Viola Bialy, who was subsequently charged with Filing a False Police Report, told MCSO deputies her husband had threatened suicide and when they stopped at a store in Duette, he fled leaving behind suicide note.  Through their investigation, MCSO determined Viola Bialy had lied about her husband’s disappearance and that she had dropped Bialy off at the intersection of SR 301 and CR62 (Parish, Florida). 

Bialy is described as being 5’6” tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds.  He has gray hair, and brown eyes.  Bialy could be driving a light blue 2001 Chrysler minivan, Florida tag number A36-9YW, or a 1987 tan Southwind Motor home FL tag J90-6GJ, possibly staying in a campground.

Anyone with information in Charles Bailey’s whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Ernest Fulcher at 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 1/28/2013