Southwest Florida’s most-wanted fugitive arrested

Wesnel Isaac Wesnel Isaac

The most-wanted man in Southwest Florida arrived at the federal court house in downtown Fort Myers Thursday night.

The U.S. Marshals Service delivered Wesnel Isaac after the fugitive was finally caught in Haiti after seven years on the run.

According to a report, three U.S. marshals went to Haiti to arrest and bring Isaac back.

Haitian National Police arrested Isaac in Carrefour, Haiti last Saturday. Authorities say Isaac was in Haiti living a ‘normal life.’  He was arrested without incident.

Isaac is a documented gang member and alleged enforcer for the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound.  He was wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for multiple violent offenses committed in 2007.

Shortly after Isaac fled from authorities in 2007, the sheriff’s office requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Florida to located and apprehend him.

Upon arriving back to the U.S., Isaac was charged with three counts of murder, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder as well as a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The $25,000 reward is being awarded. Isaac is being held in the Lee County Jail, and is on the list to see a judge on Friday morning.

Timeline to Wesnel Isaac’s Capture

2003-2007 – Haitian-born Wesnel Isaac, now 33, amasses a rap-sheet in the United States including 34 arrests for burglary, larceny, narcotics, failure to appear, probation violation, resisting arrest and DUI.

August, 2007 – Isaac is a suspect in a North Fort Myers home invasion and attempted murder. He is allegedly a member of the street-gang “Zoe Pound,” founded by Haitian immigrants, and is accused of pistol-whipping and shooting a North Fort Myers victim multiple times for not returning a rental car on time.

Sept. 2, 2007 – The bodies of three Bonita Springs men – Scott Highfill, 44, Robert Barckley, 35, and Willard Graham, 55 – are found inside a silver Hyundai in a remote wooded area off SR-82 in Lehigh Acres. The three men were shot once in the head.

September, 2007 – Isaac is named as a suspect in the Lehigh triple murder. Three other suspects are also named including: Georgie Guerrier, Peter Belvilus and Loubert Jules.

September, 2007 – Georgie Guerrier and Peter Belvilus are each arrested and charged with three counts of murder and three counts of kidnapping in the Lehigh triple homicide.

October, 2007 – Federal authorities believe Isaac fled to Haiti to stay with family and escape capture.

October, 2007 – Alleged accomplice in the Lehigh triple murder, Loubert Jules, then 19-years-old, is arrested at the Mexican border in California while trying to re-enter the United States.

2010 – Authorities believe Isaac may have returned to the U.S. after Haiti’s major earthquake. Isaac has family in South Florida and may be hiding in Miami’s Haitian community. He is known on the streets as “Haitian Mark” and “Tampa Mark,” and allegedly uses the aliases of Flex Isaac and Samuel Sainval.

August, 2010 – Loubert Jules is sentenced to three life terms for the Lehigh triple murder. His convictions include three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of false imprisonment. Co-defendants Peter Belvilus and Georgie Guerrier, both 22 at the time, take plea deals to testify against Jules, while Isaac is still on the lam.

November, 2013 – Federal marshals place Isaac on their list of the nation’s 15 Most Wanted Fugitives. Isaac is also named as Most Wanted Fugitive by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, which declares him to be “one of the most violent men to ever walk the streets of southwest Florida.” A reward for up to $25,000 is offered for information leading to Isaac’s arrest.

May, 2014 – Isaac is arrested by US Marshals and jailed in Fort Myers while awaiting arraignment on charges including unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, three counts of homicide and three counts of kidnapping.


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