Date: February 9, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
Warrants Round Up Nets 25 Suspects

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit arrested 25 individuals on outstanding warrants during a concentrated warrants roundup in the Winter Haven area.

Arrested during the round up were:

*Willie Matthews, DOB 5/28/55, of 2548 NE 6th St. in Winter Haven, warrant for possession of a short barrel shot gun.

*Willie Joiner, DOB 9/6/69, of 655 Ave. C SW in Winter Haven, warrant for Violation of Probation (VOP).

*Alfred Smothers, DOB 1/30/82, of 606 Sears Ave. in Winter Haven, warrant for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officers, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, and no valid driver license.

*Clarence Williams, Jr., no DOB given, of 5508 Lake Luther Rd. in Winter Haven, warrant for worthless checks. 

*Keith Harden, DOB 12/18/62, of 2931 Knights Griffen Rd. in Lakeland, warrant for FTA on DWLSR charge. 

*Dennis Johnson, DOB 8/31/61, of 152 Wyndam Rd. in Winter Haven, DRD warrant for back support. 

*Patricia Conlon, DOB 3/7/60, of1520 Ave. H in Winter Haven, warrant for VOP. Lavette Gibson, DOB 12/23/62, of 2235 Ridgewood Rd. in Winter Haven, warrant for VOP. 

*Owen Young, DOB 7/3/71, of 327 Orrin Circle NE in Winter Haven, warrant for VOP. 

*John Morrow, DOB 9/27/70, of 2002 Dundee Rd. in Winter Haven, DRD warrant for back support. 

*Eric Erickson, DOB 3/18/68, of 6107 Youngerman circle in Jacksonville, warrant charging Violation of Probation for Domestic Battery. 

*Kenneth Shinaeur, DOB 5/17/63, of 2700 Drift Street Lake Wales, warrant for Violation of Probation for DUI. 

*Marion Johnson, of 4046 Golfvillage Loop #6 in Lakeland, Osceola County, warrant for Worthless Checks. 

*Ricky Woods, DOB 9/12/62, of 162 2nd Street in Eagle Lake, DRD warrant for back support. 

*David Davis, DOB 3/31/63, of 235 Eagle Lake Loop Road in Eagle Lake, warrant for VOP for Burglary and Grand Theft. 

*Susie Ibarra, DOB 1/30/64, 199 Palmetto Palm in Winter Haven, warrant for Worthless Checks. 

*Shaun Lee Caraker, DOB 1/22/82, of 365 80-Foot Road in Alturas, warrant for No Driver's License. 

*Deborah Pointer Grimes, DOB 5/19/57, of 1738 Fish Hatchery Road in Lakeland, warrant for FTA on Forgery, Uttering Forged Instruments and Petit Retail Theft charges. 

*James Shepherd, DOB 7/16/77, of 695 Hankin Road in Alturas, warrant for VOP for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia. 

*Eddie Scott Gosha, DOB 6/16/52, of 1214 Avenue L in Haines City, warrant for No Driver's License. 

*Insua Avelino, DOB 11/15/79, of 218 19th Street Lot 8 in Wahneta, warrant for VOP for Resisting an Officer Without Violence. 

*Lorenzo McCants, DOB 10/7/74, of 2904 Avenue V in Winter Haven, warrant for VOP Aggravated Fleeing To Elude. 

*Jammal Thomas, DOB 2/13/84, of 1334 34th Street in Winter Haven, warrant for Possession og Cannabis under 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

*David Bergeron, DOB 4/16/85, of 321 Donald Lane in Winter Haven, warrant for Domestic Violence Battery and Simple Battery.

Citizens can conduct an active warrant search on-line by visiting the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org and clicking on the Fugitives and Predators listing. If you have any information about suspects listed on the website, please call our Fugitive Warrant Unit at (863) 534-6270.

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