July 13, 2017

Tip lands one of Lee’s 10 Most Wanted behind bars 

An anonymous tip has resulted in one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives being arrested, along with his little sister, this afternoon.

Amod Diggs, DOB 12/26/93, was taken into custody by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants unit shortly after 1 p.m.  Detectives had been looking for Diggs since a warrant for his arrest was issued on June 30 for violating probation on a previous robbery charge.  While Diggs was initially moving around a North Fort Myers community on foot, he was eventually picked up by his younger sister, Ah’Yannah Diggs, and was found trying to conceal himself in the backseat of her car when she was finally pulled over by deputies.  Diggs was charged with two counts of violating his probation and one count of fleeing and eluding, and his sister was also jailed for fleeing and eluding officers.

Diggs is a prolific criminal, who has been booked well over a dozen times in the Lee County Jail.  His criminal path started with his first felony arrest at age 16 for armed robbery and the possession of a weapon by a minor.  At age 17, he was jailed again for burglary and the grand theft of a firearm.  After entering the adult system, Diggs was incarcerated for two counts of robbery and carrying a concealed firearm, among other charges.  He was just released from jail two months ago after getting caught red handed with both cocaine and marijuana.  In addition to his local jail time, this 23 year old felon has also spent a year and a half in state prison.

Diggs is currently being held without bond in the Lee County Jail.

Note:  Diggs’ booking photo is attached to this release.

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