Fugitive Friday: August 19


Every Friday, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers shares information on four fugitives authorities need help finding.

Anyone with information on these four is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

1. Alfonzo Churchwell – a repeat offender wanted on a collection of both local and federal charges

2. Mark Heighway – accused of repeatedly driving while impaired on Fort Myers Beach

3. Alexander Quinones – on the run after trying to solicit a minor online

4. Benjamin Voelker – a Cape Coral fugitive wanted for burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property

Alfonzo Churchwell

We’re starting off our list this week with a convicted felon and repeat offender who is currently wanted on local and federal charges for drugs, weapons, and filing a false report. Alfonzo Churchwell’s rap sheet is pretty extensive, with jail time in both Lee and Charlotte Counties, as well as three rounds in state prison, for a collection of violent offenses and drug dealing. Detectives think Churchwell may have fled the immediate area and could be moving around between Tampa and Miami. But one thing is for sure – there are definitely people who know where he is and hopefully an increased reward of up to $8,000, provided in part by the US Marshals, will encourage someone to pick up the phone and call us. Churchwell is 5’7″, 200 pounds and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.


Mark Heighway

Next up is a felon who continues to get behind the wheel intoxicated time and time again. Mark Heighway is being sought by police for his repeated decisions to drive impaired and without a legal license. Deputies say Heighway was being drunk and disorderly at a beach bar and was asked to leave the premises. Instead of calling for a ride share, or even a good old fashioned designated driver, he made the decision to drive away, but didn’t get far after almost immediately crashing into a guard rail. A quick check of his license showed that this 58-year-old offender had been convicted seven times before for DUI, and had three drivers license suspensions on his record – the final one being in 2014 when the state of Florida revoked his license for the rest of his life. Over the years, Heighway has been booked seven times locally and at this pace shows no signs of stopping now. He is 5’10”, 180 pounds, and was last known to be living on Fort Myers Beach.

Alexander Quinones

Also on the run this week is Alexander Quinones, who’s wanted for failing to appear for a court hearing after being arrested for trying to solicit a minor online. According to detectives, this 36-year-old felon was initially charged with chatting on the internet with a Collier County girl named Kayla, who he thought was 11 years old. Quinones made arrangements with the girl to meet up for a sexual encounter, however when he arrived at his destination, Quinones quickly found out that Kayla was actually an undercover investigator. He was immediately charged with three counts of online solicitation of a minor, one count of traveling to meet a minor, and one count of seducing, soliciting or luring a child using a computer or online service. After being released from jail, he was expected to show back up in court – but instead he’s chosen to run from the charges against him. Quinones is 5’9″, 180 pounds, and may be trying to lay low in the Miami area.

Benjamin Voelker

And our final fugitive of the week has become a familiar face to law enforcement as a result of his thieving ways. Benjamin Voelker has been on the run since early February on charges relating to a break-in at a North Fort Myers business. Deputies say Voelker went to great lengths to bust his way into the business, where he stole jewelry, a knife collection, cash, and even the wig off a mannequin. This definitely wasn’t Voelker’s first foray into the criminal element, with previous arrests for battery, grand theft auto, burglary, DUI, drugs and aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. 43 year old Volker is 5’9″, 170 pounds and was last known to be living in Cape Coral. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.

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