Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arrest made in murder of N. Ft Myers woman

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“naplesThe Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they’ve made an arrest in the murder of a North Fort Myers woman.

Brett Todd Pleasant, 51, was arrested Thursday, deputies say, in the murder of Jo Ann Leasure. Undersheriff Carmine Marceno announced the arrest late Thursday night.

“Sheriff [Mike] Scott and I could not be more proud of our team and the assistance and cooperation from local and state agencies,” Marceno said.

Deputies say that Pleasant is “no stranger to the criminal justice system,” saying he has a history of multiple violent crimes.

Leasure was found dead in her apartment in North Ft. Myers condo last Wednesday.

Deputies say the investigation is still ongoing. Updates will follow as they become available.


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