A Crime Stoppers ad in a local newspaper prompted the arrest today of one of Polk's most wanted fugitives.
William Robert Knight, DOB 8/29/69, was arrested today (Jan. 7, 2001) at his residence located at 2218 Ellis Road in Auburndale. He was arrested on a warrant charging Lewd and Lascivious Molestation (of a victim age 12-16) (F2). Knight is listed as one of Polk County Sheriff's Office top five most wanted fugitives from justice.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Warrants Detectives received information via a Crime Stoppers phone tip. The tip was prompted by a Crime Stoppers ad that ran Friday in a local newspaper featuring Knight and two other most wanted fugitives. Detectives responded to the tip, and Knight was located and arrested without incident at the above listed Auburndale address.
A Reminder to the News Media: The Telephone Number for Polk County Crime Stoppers is 800-226-TIPS (8477). When using this telephone number please remind the public that it is a FREE call, the caller will REMAIN ANONYMOUS, and the caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 cash (tax free). Law enforcement will not know the identity of the caller.
Contact Information for Polk County Crime Stoppers: Executive Director: Wayne Cross (retired Major, Polk County Sheriff's Office), 863-602-0504.
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