On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:54 a.m., the Fort Myers Police Department received a call at 2845 Blount Street from two brothers requesting police assistance in reference to a subject they were holding at bay who had stolen their firearm. The brothers were identified as Nikko Mitchell (d.o.b. 08/31/1988 of 2845 Blount Street) and James Sidney Llanos (d.o.b. 12/30/1978 of Brandon, Florida).
Upon arrival police officers Glenn Eppler and Brandon Birch located Mitchell and Llanos inside the residence arguing with the third subject identified as Jeremy Deshawn Warren (d.o.b. 05/11/1982 of Fort Myers). All parties involved were detained for officer safety and further investigation.
Once the parties were separated officers on scene determined the following had occurred: Mitchell and Llanos lent Warren a semi-automatic weapon three weeks earlier further described as a MAC-10 with an extended magazine and silencer. When Warren failed to return the weapon in a timely fashion Mitchell and Llanos began to search for him.
Mitchell and Llanos found Warren at approximately 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning in the 2900 block of Douglas Street. Mitchell and Llanos brandished handguns, confronted Warren and accused him of stealing their gun.
Warren was forced at gunpoint into Mitchell and Llano’s Mercedes Benz.
During the next 15-20 minutes Warren was driven around by Llanos while Mitchell held a gun to the back of his head. Mitchell and Llanos began to interrogate Warren about the whereabouts of their gun and at one point struck him in the head with a firearm. Mitchell and Llanos eventually arrived at their residence on Blount Street and forced Warren inside at gunpoint while they called police.
FMPD Detective Bureau responded for follow up investigation and located the two weapons used during the offense, a Taurus 9mm handgun and a pellet gun replica of a semi-automatic handgun.
At the culmination of the investigation police arrested Nikko Mitchell for aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and carrying a concealed firearm.
Mitchell was also discovered to have active warrants for his arrest out of Henry County, Virginia for carrying a concealed firearm, providing false name to law enforcement, falsifying public records and driving while license suspended. The Taurus handgun recovered by police was also listed as stolen out of Henry County, Virginia.
James Llanos was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
“We appreciate the brutal honesty of the two men arrested but the fact of the matter remains they committed some serious felony offenses in the process,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Victor Medico.
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