Fugitive Friday: July 8
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.
- Wesley Bingham – accused of beating a woman over a fight about a messy tent
- William Crews – a Cape Coral man who violated his probation following an arrest for willful child abuse
- Joseph Jaworowski – a repeat offender on the run after fleeing and eluding officers in Lee County
- Timothy Stiltner – wanted in Collier County on a battery related charge
We’re starting off our list this week with a guy whose really short fuse has him back in hot water
after he allegedly beat a woman over something as minor as a messy tent. Wesley Bingham is
currently on the run in Lee County for failing to show back up in court after being jailed for
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim said she and Bingham got into a verbal
argument over the cleanliness of the tent they shared, but that Bingham took it way too far and
struck her in the head with a drill. He then threw the woman to the ground and held her at
knifepoint while threatening to kill her. A witness managed to intervene and break up the
attack, which ultimately landed the 54-year-old felon behind bars for four months. To date,
Bingham has six bookings locally, for additional charges of domestic violence by strangulation,
battery, and drugs. He’s also spent time in lockup in Texas. Bingham is 5’9”, 120 pounds, and
was last known to be living in North Fort Myers. And upon his arrest, he will be held without
Next up is a guy accused of beating two young boys, leaving them with bruises and welt marks
all over their bodies. Deputies say William Crews used plastic hangers to hit the children, and
threw darts at them, dragged one down a hallway by his feet before kicking him in the face and
threatening both with a lighter. When questioned about the injuries, Crews had no explanation
other than they were wrestling. That excuse didn’t pass muster with police, and Crews ended
up spending the next six months in jail. He was released on probation back in March, but here
we are, just a few months later, and he is already in violation of the terms of his release. Over
the years, Crews has been booked 26 times before on a long list of charges, including theft,
battery/domestic violence, trafficking cocaine, DUI, weapons offenses, and contempt. He is 6’0”,
230 pounds, with multiple tattoos, including Psalm 25 on his back, two faces on his leg, a lion
on his right hand, and a Superman logo on his neck.
Also on the run this week is a Fort Myers man with a history of really sketchy behavior over the
last 10 years. A brand new warrant for the arrest of Joseph Jaworowski was issued last week
after he violated probation for fleeing and eluding officers. Jaworowski was spotted by a deputy
at 4 in the morning near the boat ramp of a park that was closed for the night, with his car
running and the lights off. When he spotted the marked unit, Jaworowski gunned it at a high
rate of speed, swerving on both sides of the roadway. After an extended time, he finally pulled
over and said that he thought the deputy was trying to pull someone else over, despite the fact
that there was not another soul on the road. Jaworowski continued to be belligerent with the
officer and was combative until he was finally relocated to a jail cell. Irrational behavior is par
for the course for this 63-year-old, who has 14 priors for resisting, drugs, grand theft, burglary, and an aggravated battery incident in which he struck a 71-year-old man with a tire iron.
Jaworowski is 6’0”, 160 pounds, and was last known to be living in south Lee County. And upon
his arrest, he will be held without bond.
And in Collier County, deputies are on the hunt for Timothy Stiltner, a repeat offender who’s
left a criminal footprint in at least three Florida counties. This 49-year-old fugitive has been on
the lam for the last few months after violating probation on his second battery arrest. To date,
Stiltner has been jailed six times in Collier, two times in Lee, and at least once in Hillsborough for
a wide array of charges, including the sale and delivery of meth, resisting, felony battery, drug
possession, and two separate DUI charges. Detectives say Stiltner is likely to be lying low in the
Copeland or Chokoloskee areas of south Collier, possibly working off the books as a crabber, a
boat captain, a mechanic, or a fisherman.