One of Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Arrested In Lehigh Acres
After nearly six months of running from the law, one of Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives now finds himself behind bars.
Tyrone Campbell, DOB 2/9/70, was apprehended by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Venice Avenue in Lehigh Acres. Campbell is a convicted sex offender who had been dodging charges of failing to appear in court and failure to register as a sex offender. This Fort Myers native has been arrested 11 times before in Lee County, with a criminal record dating back to 1988. Among the charges on his rap sheet are 2 counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child, battery, multiple counts of aggravated assault, parole violations and numerous drug related infractions. In 1993, he was convicted as a sex offender, and in total, he’s served five stints in state prison for a combined term of roughly 11 years – which is in addition to his Lee County jail time. Campbell has also been arrested several times in Collier County over the years, for grand theft auto, burglary and grand theft.
When deputies served a search warrant on the home in Lehigh Acres yesterday, Campbell initially didn’t appear to be there, however he was found shortly thereafter hiding in the home’s attic. Campbell was arrested on the two charges and is now being held without bond in the Lee County Jail.