Detectives investigating tips about missing men after Tyler Perry press conference

Mitch Glass/Staff 
Frame grabs from a video show, left to right, Tyler Perry, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, NAACP CEO and President Ben Jealous, Rev. Al Sharpton as they listen to the story of Anthony Denson Jr., who said he was chased by the same deputy who is the last person seen with both Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.

Mitch Glass/Staff Frame grabs from a video show, left to right, Tyler Perry, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, NAACP CEO and President Ben Jealous, Rev. Al Sharpton as they listen to the story of Anthony Denson Jr., who said he was chased by the same deputy who is the last person seen with both Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.

Tyler Perry Press Conference

Offers reward for info on missing men.

Felipe Santos, 23, missing since October 2003

Felipe Santos, 23, missing since October 2003

Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams

Video from NBC-2

Investigators are following up on at least three tips following a Thursday news conference about the disappearances of two Collier County men.

At an East Naples library, actor Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP president Ben Jealous pleaded for tips about Felipe Santos and Terrance Williams, two men who were in their 20s when they disappeared within three months of each other in late 2003 and early 2004. Both men were last seen with the same former sheriff's deputy, Steve Calkins,

Perry also offered up to $100,000 in rewards for information leading to the whereabouts of the two men or an arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Since they disappeared, Santos and Williams have been featured on several national TV programs, including Investigation Discovery's "Disappeared" and CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." The men's stories will be featured on a Jan. 21 episode of TV One's "Find Our Missing."

Detectives are also hoping to interview a man who told Perry and Sharpton that Calkins and other deputies chased him and tried to kill him in 1997. Investigators have invited Anthony Denson Jr. in for an interview but have not yet spoken with him, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Karie Partington said.

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), or the Cue Center 24-hour tip line at 910-232-1687.

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