Lee County fugitive added to U.S. Marshals Most Wanted list
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County fugitive wanted for kidnapping and murder now sits atop Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive list and was added to the U.S. Marshals Service list of top 15 wanted nationwide.
32-year-old Wesnel Isaac is a gang member with an extensive criminal history in Lee County. He is currently wanted on three counts of kidnapping and murder, as well as attempted murder and home invasion robbery.
Isaac, along with his cohorts, is accused of bursting into a North Fort Myers man’s home in August 2007, then pistol whipping and shooting the victim multiple times, all because he didn’t return a rental car back to Isaac in a timely fashion.
Just over three weeks later, Isaac and three others were named as suspects in a brutal triple homicide, in which three men were shot to death, then left in a car in a remote Lehigh Acres neighborhood.
Isaac’s three co-conspirators were all apprehended shortly thereafter – one of whom has been sentenced to three life sentences for his role in the triple murder. However, Isaac has eluded capture for more than six years.
“Having the widespread reach of the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list affords this case the attention and national focus its deserved,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.
The U.S. Marshals Service added alleged murderer and kidnapper Wesnel Isaac to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list today.
Authorities believe Isaac may have fled to Haiti in October 2007 to stay with family members. However, recent information indicates Isaac may have returned to the United States in 2010 after the major earthquake in Haiti.
Isaac has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2003, to include 34 prior arrests for burglary/larceny, narcotics, failure to appear, probation violation, resisting arrest and DUI. Given his criminal background and the offenses he is wanted for, Isaac should be considered armed and dangerous.
A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Isaac’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).