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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 8/3/2013 

 Polk County Sheriff's Office Offering $5000 Reward for Information in Whereabouts of 21-year-old Eleno Suarez 

“We are asking for your help in locating a very dangerous subject,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.  If you will shoot at armed deputies, you will shoot at anyone. We need him in custody before anyone else falls victim to this nasty thug. If you see him or know him call law enforcement immediately, he is very dangerous.” 


There is a $5000 reward for information leading to the capture of 21-year-old Eleno Suarez. 

In July, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives asked for the public to assist in locating two suspects involved in a Frostproof, Armed Home Invasion, Robbery and Carjacking.  One of those suspects is 20-year-old Eleno Suarez, DOB 12/16/1992, last known address of 70 West Frostproof Baptist Church Road, Frostproof.

At approximately 2:00 am, on Saturday, August 03, 2013, Suarez was observed in the area of the Town Star convenience store at the intersection of US Highway 27 and US Highway 98 in Frostproof.  Suarez, along with five other individuals, fled the area in a Ford Focus.  Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognizing Suarez as a wanted subject, attempted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 630 and Hopson Road, but Suarez did not stop and deputies began to pursue the Focus.   

During the pursuit, Suarez, who was driving the Focus, fired multiple shots at PCSO deputies.  No deputies were injured.  Members from the Lake Wales Police Department, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the area to assist.   

Suarez ultimately lost control of the Focus in a rural area of State Road 64 and US 98 in Hardee County.  Deputies were able to apprehend Suarez’s five passengers, however, Suarez fled on foot.  There were no injuries to any of the passengers in the Focus.

Suarez now faces charges of Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.  He is considered Armed and Dangerous.  Anyone with information about Suarez’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 863.298.6200. 

Suarez is described as a Hispanic male, 5’4” tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.   

The five passengers with Suarez in the Focus who were arrested are listed below:    

19-year-old Malcolm Lewis, DOB 05/01/1994, 25 Attucks Circle, Frostproof.  Lewis confessed to deputies he was involved in the July Armed Home Invasion with Suarez and 21-year-old Jesus Jaramillo.  Lewis is charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Armed Carjacking, Armed Burglary, and Resisting without Violence.  Lewis also had an outstanding Miami warrant for Possession with Intent to Sell.  There is also an additional charge of Resisting without Violence and Trespassing from Hardee County Sheriff’s Office.   

21-year-old Kurt Gaddy, DOB 06/11/1992, 60 Herndon Road, Frostproof.  Gaddy was charged with Violation of Probation and Resisting Arrest. 

22-year-old Warren Kennedy, DOB 09/28/1990, 6032 Lake Ruth Drive, Dundee.  Kennedy is charged with Resisting without Violence.

 22-year-old Martin Jaimes, DOB 10/09/1990, 106 Shady Oak Avenue, Lake Wales.  Jamies is charged with Resisting without Violence. 

20-year-old Henry Stegman, DOB 12/10/1992, 920 Thompson Ave, Frostproof.  Stegman is charged with Resisting without Violence. 

Lewis, Gaddy, Kennedy, Jaimes, and Stegman were booked into the Hardee County Jail. 

As previously reported:  

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are investigating an Armed Home Invasion Robbery/Carjacking that occurred on Oakridge Drive in Frostproof.   The crime occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013. 

The detectives have positively identified Eleno Suarez and Jesus Jaramillo as two of the suspects who forced entry into the victim’s residence, armed with a silver colored handgun.   They were accompanied by a third unknown black male suspect.  Once inside the residence, the suspects took the keys to the victim’s vehicle.  The stolen vehicle is a grey 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck with FL tag 503 NBA.  The suspects are also possibly driving a burnt orange Dodge Neon.   

Jaramillo is described as a 21-year-old (DOB 8/21/1991) Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, 160 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.   His last known address is 70 West Frostproof Baptist Church Road in Frostproof.  He has the following tattoos: 

·         On his left arm: a cross, a hand, a clown

·         On his left hand: ‘witness’

·         On his neck: ‘Veronica Maria’

·         On his right arm: ‘Felipe’, a cross, a building, a prison, a clown

·         On his right hand: ‘God’

·         On his stomach: ‘Moyo’ and ‘Mario’  

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