Attorney General Bill McCollum News Release
February 9, 2010
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General: One Gang Fugitive in Custody, Second Still Sought
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that one of the gang fugitives recently featured on the Attorney General's Most Wanted list has been apprehended, but a second fugitive is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Luis Gelpi, a Central Florida member of the Latin Kings gang, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania this week and will be extradited back to Florida. Jesus Ravelo is still a fugitive and is wanted on charges of criminal racketeering.
Last week, a multi-agency investigation resulted in the arrest of seven other gang members on racketeering charges; three incarcerated gang members were also charged. Ravelo is being actively sought by several law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The gang members arrested were part of the Central Florida organization of the Latin Kings, a violent gang associated with heavy narcotics dealings throughout Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Polk counties. Those charged will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution.
Tips on Ravelo's location may be reported to the FBI Tampa Office at 1-866-838-1153 (toll free). More information is available online at: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/mostwanted. Citizens are urged not to take any action themselves, but to contact law enforcement immediately if any information is available that may lead to Ravelo's capture.