America’s Most Wanted to re-air episode that led to arrest in Poklemba case

An “America’s Most Wanted” episode that led to the arrest of a Lee County manslaughter suspect will air again at 9 p.m. Friday on the Lifetime Network.

The episode features Luis Gonzalez, who is accused of running over and killing 25-year-old Tia Poklemba, who at the time lived in Bonita Springs.

After a warrant was issued for Gonzalez in Poklemba’s death, he fled the country and remained at large until late May. U.S. Federal Marshals arrested Gonzalez in El Pedernal, Mexico, after receiving a tip from a viewer of a March episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”

Investigators said Poklemba was found in the middle of a San Carlos Park road on Aug. 8, 2008. Detectives determined she had been run over twice and zeroed in on Gonzalez, who was seen leaving a bar with Poklemba hours before her body was found.

Gonzalez remains in Mexico as he awaits extradition back to the U.S. Upon his return, he faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash and manslaughter with a weapon, both of which are first-degree felonies.

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