Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: March 15, 2011
Subject: Suspect in Cape Coral Robbery Convicted in Court
On March 15th 2010 Cape Coral Police responded to an armed robbery at723 SE 10th Street. The victims reported that their former roommateJustin Nemeth and two of his acquaintances robbed them at gunpoint.
According to the victims, Nemeth had moved out of the apartment earlierthat day. He had returned to retrieve a few more items with the help ofGerald Herron and Elton Williams. Nemeth asked his former roommate tocall someone who had prescription pills that he could purchase.
The victim called two people to facilitate the request and they came tothe apartment, although these two deny that they came to sell drugs.
Upon the arrival of the two additional people; Nemeth, Herron andWilliams pulled firearms and robbed the victims. A gunshot was fired butno one was injured. The suspects forcibly took the victim's backpacks,cell phones and prescription pills. The suspects then fled the scene.Cape Coral Police Detectives then began a manhunt for the violentcriminals.
Detective Brice Bearman tracked down Nemeth two days later. While atpolice headquarters, Nemeth confessed to the crime and was arrested.
Williams was located by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fugitive TaskForce on March 19th. He also confessed to the robbery when questioned byDetective Bearman. Herron was located in Wilkinson County Georgia onMarch 20th and was arrested on the charges and extradited to Florida.During an interview with Herron, he admitted knowledge of the robberybut denied personal involvement.
On Thursday March 10, 2011 Justin Nemeth was convicted on 3 counts ofRobbery with a Firearm. Based upon his criminal background and the factthat Nemeth qualifies as a prison re-release offender, he could facelife in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for April 18th.
Williams and Herron have not gone to trial as of yet.
"Cape Coral's streets are that much safer with yet another violentcriminal behind bars".