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PCSO deputies are seeking the public's help in locating 30-year-old Travis "Pinky" Barrientos (DOB 8/24/1983), who has a warrant for his arrest for Attempted Second Degree Murder. His last known address is 112 Prospect Ave in Winter Haven.

During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 19, 2014, Barrientos got into an altercation with 32-year-old Juan Bautista, on Rifle Range Road in Wahneta. During the altercation, Barrientos stabbed Bautista repeatedly, and screamed he was going to kill Bautista. Bautista was taken to LRMC, where he was treated and released.

Barrientos has been positively identified as the suspect in this case. PCSO deputies have obtained a warrant for his arrest for Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Barrientos, AKA "Pinky," is described as a Hispanic male, 6' tall, 205-215 lbs.

He has several tattoos:

  • "Barrientos" on his back
  • "Lucky 7," "Cholo," "Latin" on his left arm
  • "You," a cross, and a crown on his left hand
  • "WSF," "Cholo" on his left shoulder
  • "Pride," "Joker," "FTW" on his right arm
  • "I love Teresa, Anjie, J.D., Efren" on his right leg
  • A profanity on his right hand (four letter word that starts with F)
  • A globe, a jester, and "FTW" on his right shoulder

Barrientos has been in the Polk County Jail on three prior occasions, for Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling, Domestic Violence, Fleeing to Elude, Possession of Meth, Grand Theft Auto, DWLSR, VOP, Carrying Concealed Weapon, and Attempted First Degree Murder, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was just released in November 2013.


If you have any information on the wherabouts of Travis "Pinky" Barrientos, you are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office immediately at 863-298-6200, or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is Guaranteed!


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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 4/19/2014