Man accused of shooting officer Jobbers-Miller arrested at least 16 times in Florida

Posted: Aug 02, 2018 6:12 PM Updated:

The man accused of shooting and killing Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has been arrested at least 16 times in Florida.

We confirmed from the Glades County Sheriff's Office that Wisner Desmaret was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Miami in 2008.

Lee County court records show that ICE put a detainer on Desmaret in when he was booked in Lee County jail in 2010.

ICE detainers were sent to the jail Desmaret was held at, and it allows the jail to keep him an extra 48 hours so ICE can get involved.

We requested any copies of the detainers from the Lee, Sarasota and Orange County jails.

Lee County Sheriff's Office told us to contact ICE for those records.

Over the phone, ICE spokesperson Tammy Spicer said, "That is something we do not release" for privacy reasons.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in an email they "have not received any ICE hold or detention request for Wismer Desmaret" even though he was jailed there in 2016 and charged with a felony.

We are also uncovering confusion between Florida state agencies tasked with evaluating Desmaret's mental health.

The Florida Department of Children and Families said that Desmaret was inadvertently sent to a South Florida treatment facility in error in 2013 even though the court order was for him to receive treatment in the Lee County jail.

"Mr. Desmaret was discharged to jail as soon as it was discovered he was admitted to a forensic facility in error," DCF spokesperson David Frady wrote in an email.

He was sent back two days later.

We reached out to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, and a spokesperson said they're looking into it.

In 2016 Desmaret was deemed incompetent to stand trial in another case.

The judge deemed him non-restorable, which means there is no attempt to provide Desmaret with services to make him competent and face charges.

Records show the clerk of court sent a notification to the DCF mental health administrator.

But DCF told us in an email those records were likely given to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

But An APD spokesperson wrote in an email they never had Desmaret as a client.

In a statement, the APD spokesperson said, "For those who are clients, services are tailored to their needs and based on what the court orders. In this case, Mr. Desmaret never became a client and was not ordered by the court to become a client."

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