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. Prince Bryan – wanted for failing to show up in court following an arrest for attempted robbery
2. Cain Hernandez – a repeat DUI offender on the run in Lehigh Acres
3. Misty Proffitt – accused of dealing fentanyl, meth and pot out of the home she shared with two children
4. John Thompson – a North Fort Myers felon wanted on burglary and grand theft-related charges
We’re starting off our list this week with a guy who thought that trying to rob a convenience store was his best option after his pre-paid debit card didn’t load. Prince Bryan has been on the run for the last two weeks after he failed to show up in court following an arrest for attemptedrobbery. Detectives say Bryan went to a 7-Eleven store to load his pre-paid Chime card. He handed over the cash and received the transaction receipt, but when his phone app didn’t reflect the update, Bryan took things a little too far. He angrily walked out of the store and returned a few minutes later, implying that he was armed with a gun. He then walked behind the counter, demanded cash and tried to open the cash register. But when his efforts failed, he left empty-handed. Fortunately, the victim knew exactly who Bryan was since he worked at a nearby fast food chain and was a frequent customer. When they questioned the 18-year-old about his actions, he said it was all just a big misunderstanding. But when Bryan had his chance to explain his side of the story in court last month, he decided to bail altogether. Bryan was last known to live in Pine Manor, and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
Next, is a Lehigh Acres felon who has repeatedly been caught highly intoxicated behind the wheel. A new warrant for the arrest of Cain Hernandez was issued earlier this week following his third arrest for DUI. Deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person who was passed out in a running car parked in front of a Lehigh store at 9 in the morning. When they arrived, they noticed several open cans of booze in the car and found Hernandez to be a little less than lucid. When they asked for his identification, he first handed over his hotel room key, then a credit card – despite the fact that his ID was sitting right next to him on the console. When he exited the car, Hernandez could barely stand up, yet alone complete a coherent sentence. He quickly found himself in handcuffs, charged with DUI and driving with a license that had been suspended indefinitely. He spent four months in lock up before being released on probation, which he has now violated. To date, Hernandez has been booked 13 times on charges of battery, robbery, fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest. He is 5’10”, 220 pounds, with a tattoo of the words “Baby Cain” on his right arm, his last name on his neck and a cross and scale drawn on his back.
Also on the lam this week is a repeat offender who amassed a sizeable stash of drugs and weapons, despite the fact that two children could have easily gained access. Detectives performed a search warrant of Misty Proffitt’s home when they turned up the motherload of drugs stashed throughout the house, including fentanyl, pounds of pot and meth, as well as an AK, two handguns and several shotguns. She ended up behind bars for trafficking but was released a few days later. Last month, a judge decided to rescind that release by issuing a newwarrant remanding her back to custody. 41-year-old Proffitt has a lengthy criminal history, with 11 priors for multiple counts of aggravated assault, fraud, theft, battery, DUI, and drugs. She has a history of violent behavior and even pointed a shotgun at her own child at one point. Proffitt is 5’7”, 160 pounds and was last known to be living in North Cape Coral.
And last, but certainly not least, is a repeat offender whose rap sheet is infused with violence and flat-out bad life decisions. A new warrant for the arrest of John Thompson was issued two weeks ago after he failed to show up in court following an arrest for burglary and grand theft.Thus far, Thompson has been booked 39 times in the Lee County Jail on charges including armed robbery, grand theft auto, burglary, resisting, dealing in stolen property, injuring a police K-9 and attempted sexual battery, among others. For his crimes, he’s also been sent to state prison four times for a total of roughly 11 years, and with your anonymous tip, he could be headed right back to state custody. Thompson is 6’3”, 226 pounds and will celebrate his 50 birthday in a couple of weeks. He has multiple tattoos, including the grim reaper on his backand tribal art on his legs, arms and stomach. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
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