Rhodes, Walter N. Jr. #268594
aka "Rusty" Rhodes
ADULT CRIMINAL HISTORY
03/21/1969 Arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, 2 counts
Metro Dade Police Dept. Case #103992
Disposition: pled guilty to 2 counts of Assault with Intent to Commit (Robbery); 2 sentences of 7 yrs. 6 mos. to run concurrently
P&P Commission, Case #CO137853: Paroled 01/22/1974
P&P Commission, Case #CO137853 : Parole revoked 02/20/1976
02/25/1976 Arrested and charged with:
2 counts 1st degree Homicide (willful killing, police officer, gun)
Broward County Sheriff´s Office, Case #X764779
Disposition: pled guilty to 2 counts of second degree homicide (willful killing, weapon); sentenced to 2 concurrent life sentences
1 count Kidnapping
Disposition: life, with 3 yrs. mandatory, to run concurrently with charge #1; credit time served 64 days
6/24/1977 Arrested and charged with Attempted Escape
DeSoto County Sheriff´s Office, Case #R272
Disposition: Convicted, sentenced to 15 years;
1/25/1982 Arrested and charged with Attempted Escape
Pasco County Sheriff´s Dept. Case #820253
Disposition: Convicted, sentenced to 5 years
Walter Rhodes violated his parole by consuming alcohol in November 1994 and was directed to attend a 2-year lockdown program (patterned after the Synanon Foundation program in San Francisco) at Stout Street Foundation in Denver, Colorado. He failed to report in and fled on Dec. 4, 1994. He returned to his wife Sara in mid-January, 1995 and asked her to take him in.
Walter Rhodes obtained a driver´s license under the name of Michael Estes, and they lived and worked in their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until adverse economic conditions caused them to take an offer of work in Washington state. Other than using a false name on his driver´s license, Rhodes committed no crimes in 10 years.
Walter and Sara were arrested on September 9, 2003. Sara pled guilty to one count of second-degree Rendering Criminal Assistance, was sentenced to 272 hours of community service and fined $350. Walter pled guilty to one count of second-degree perjury for using a false name on his driver´s license and was sentenced to 33 months in prison. His Washington sentence will be satisfied in August 2005. Florida has put a hold on him that would return him to Florida for a decision as to whether or not his parole will be revoked. If it is, he could go back to prison for the rest of his life.
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