This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida.
This is your chance to help out the community and give the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, reach out to Crime Stoppers or your local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
Here are three suspects wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Anthony Kats (DOB 2/26/87) – Kits is wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for robbery and possession of a controlled substance. His current warrant stems from an incident when he approached the victim, who was someone he knew from the shrimp docks on Fort Myers Beach.
Deputies say Kats went to grab the man’s wallet from his back pocket, but when the victim resisted, Kats launched a series of blows to the man’s face, ultimately getting away with the wallet and leaving the victim bloodied and bruised.
Since the victim was familiar with Kats, he was quickly arrested and spent three months in lock-up for the robbery and assault.
Last week he violated his probation, which triggered a new warrant for his arrest. He has five Lee County bookings and one in Hendry. He is 6’1”, 190 pounds, and was last known to be living in downtown Fort Myers. Upon his arrest, he’ll be held without bond.
Brayton Logan (DOB 7/15/91) – Logan has a bench warrant for failure to appear on charges of burglary and petit theft.
Logan worked for a local roofer and after work on a Friday afternoon, he went back to the job site and stole a long list of power tools.
Police say he then took the items to a Cape Coral pawn shop and sold them for pennies on the dollar. Logan has a history of theft that dates back to 2014.
He has five prior arrests in Lee County and one in Bay County. He is 5’7”, 155 pounds, and was last known to be living in North Cape Coral. He will also be held without bond upon his arrest.
Alex Mata Garcia (DOB 6/2/99) – Mata Garcia has a bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of lewd or lascivious battery.
Police say this 20-year-old man was having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl after the two met on social media.
When the girl told a trusted adult, police questioned Mata Garcia, who said that he thought the girl was 16 – which would have still made his actions illegal.
Mata Garcia spent one month in jail for this charge before posting $25,000 bail. He was supposed to show back up in court for a hearing in February, however, he’s been AWOL ever since.
He was last known to be working for a roofing company, under the alias of Franklin Morales Garcia. He is 4’11”, 140 pounds, and has a red birthmark on his temple. His last known address is in East Fort Myers.
If you have a tip on the whereabouts of any of these wanted suspects contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers
1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or