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CAPTURED: Deadly Pierce County hit and run suspect ID’d by Crime Stoppers tips — arrested in Florida

CAPTURED: Shamus VonBerks (Lake County, Florida booking photo)

FUGITIVE CAPTURED April 19, 2017 —
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says Lake County deputies arrested deadly hit and run suspect, Shamus VonBerks, at a house in Fruitland Park, Florida on Wednesday morning.

He was booked into the Lake County Jail in Tavares, Florida.

He is WMW Capture #877

FUGITIVE WANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY April 17, 2017 —
The search is on for deadly hit and run suspect, Shamus VonBerks.

He has a nationwide warrant for his arrest.

He’s also wanted for driving with a suspended license at the time of the hit and run.

He’s accused of hitting 45 year old Earl Switzer, Jr. with a vehicle in Parkland in February — leaving Switzer lying in the middle of the road. Switzer later died in the hospital from his injuries.

Pierce County prosecutors say VonBerks was identified through Crime Stoppers tips and great investigative work by deputies.

Detectives think he may have fled to Florida.

He also has a warrant for not paying Child Support.

If you know where he is, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or use the P3 Tips App to submit your information.