Polk County Sheriff's deputies, assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested 21-year-old Eleno Suarez around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Frostproof. Suarez had felony Polk County warrants for his arrest (see below).
Deputies and U.S Marshals agents received information that Suarez might be at 10 Pearl Hopson Road in Frostproof. Deputies and agents responded to the home and were met by at least three residents who refused to cooperate and denied that Suarez was in the home.
During a search of the home by a PCSO canine team, Suarez was located hiding under a bed. Suarez refused to comply with deputies' commands to surrender, and was apprehended (bitten) by a PCSO canine. Suarez was taken into custody, and trasported to Lake Wales Medical Center to be treated for his dog bite wounds.
The others arrested, and their charges, are:
Amanda Martinez (believed to be Suarez's girlfriend), DOB 11/12/1989, of 3553 North Scenic Hwy Apt 4-B in Frostproof, charged with Resisting Arrest/Obstruction;
Raymond Febles, DOB 3/6/1990, of 385 Fazini Road in Frostproof, charged with Resisting Arrest/Obstruction;
Jennifer McGhee, DOB 4/22/1987, of 330 South First Street in Lake Wales, charged with Resisting Arrest/Obstruction.
All three of these suspects were at the residence when deputies arrived looking for Suarez, and all three told deputies either that they did not know who Suarez was, or that he was not in the home.
After his apprehension, the three aforementioned suspects admitted to deputies that they knew Suarez, knew he had warrants, and knew he was hiding in the residence.
Eleno Suarez's charges are:
Two counts Attempted First Degree Murder of a LEO;
One count Armed Robbery;
One count Armed Burglary;
One count Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling;
One count Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle;
One count Aggravated Assault w/a Firearm;
One count Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;
One count Improper Exhibition of a Firearm;
One count Domestic Battery;
One count Criminal Mischief;
One count Resisting Arrest.