The Fugitive

According to his Florida Department of Law Enforcement sex offender flyer and court records, Jeremy Charles Dewitte has used many aliases over the years.

  • J Dewitt
  • Jay Dewitt
  • Jay Dewitte
  • Jermy Dewit
  • Jermy Dewiit
  • Jermy Dweiit
  • Jeremy Dewitte
  • Jeremy De Witte
  • Jeremy C Dewitte
  • Jeremy Charles Dewitte-Vogt
  • Jeremy Omar Charles Dewitte

Jeremy Dewitte appears to have one more alias on the list: Brett E. Solomon.

Around 2003 Jeremy Dewitte and Brett E. Solomon resided in the same home in Ocoee, Florida. During this time the two allegedly conspired to make a fake passport for Jeremy.

Jeremy Dewitte had an interest in traveling to Beirut, Lebanon in 2003. Jeremy Dewitte became a felon after his 1998 arrest for impersonating a police officer in Florida. Jeremy apparently asked his roommate Brett for assistance.

From March 2003 until May 2003 the two conspired to make false statements in an application for a passport.

In early March 2003 Jeremy Dewitte asked Brett Solomon for his personal information. For reasons unknown Brett gave Jeremy his social security number, date of birth, place of birth and birth certificate.

On March 25, 2003 Jeremy Dewitte obtained a Florida driver’s license with Jeremy’s photo and address, and Brett’s name and driver’s license number.

On April 14, 2003 Jeremy Dewitte applied for a US passport using Brett Solomon’s name in Miami-Dade County.

On April 23, 2003 Jeremy Dewitte traveled to Beirut, Lebanon using the passport with Brett’s name.

On May 5, 2003 Jeremy Dewitte re-entered the United States using the passport with Brett’s name.

On September 25, 2003 an arrest warrant was issued for Jeremy Dewitte and Brett E. Solomon.

Brett Solomon was charged with conspiring to commit an offense against the United States. He faced a maximum of 5 years in prison and he was given a bond of $25,000.

Jeremy Dewitte was charged with conspiring to commit an offense against the United States and making a false statement in an application for a passport. He faced a maximum of 15 years in prison and he was given a bond of $150,000.

Brett Solomon was appointed a public defender and at his arraignment on November 6, 2003 he entered a plea of not guilty.

However it appeared Jeremy Dewitte made other plans on the day of his arraignment. On December 23, 2003 US District Judge Joan A. Leonard declared Jeremy Dewitte was a fugitive from justice.

On February 25, 2004 there was another order stating Jeremy Dewitte was a fugitive from justice. The judge ordered Jeremy Dewitte’s name be removed from the Court’s Pending Court Case List and moved to the Clerk’s Fugitive Case List.

The courts would later realize Jeremy Dewitte was confined in the Putnam Correctional Institution in Palatka, Florida.

On February 26, 2004 US Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown ordered the warden at Putnam Correctional Institution and any US Marshals to bring Jeremy Dewitte before the court for his arraignment.

On March 18, 2004 Jeremy Dewitte made his initial appearance. A plea hearing was set for July 23, 2004.

Jeremy Dewitte pled guilty to conspiring to commit an offense against the United States. Count two was dismissed.

Jeremy Dewitte, who was facing 15 years in prison was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and 3 years of at-home supervised release.

On October 19, 2004 a motion for early release was filed by Jeremy Dewitte’s defense attorney Curt Obront.

Obront claimed Jeremy Dewitte was accepted into the Florida Army National Guard. During Jeremy’s plea hearing the judge stated she would consider an early termination of his supervised release if he was accepted into the Army.

Staff Sergeant William W. Snodgrass wrote a letter to the judge and he admitted he was aware of Jeremy Dewitte’s criminal record which at the time included a conviction for impersonating a police officer.

Staff Sergeant Snodgrass stated he was willing to file the necessary waivers to enable Jeremy’s entry by October 15, 2004. He wanted to give Jeremy Dewitte a second chance to right his wrongs according to his letter.

Jeremy Dewitte also wrote a letter to the judge on October 5, 2004. In the letter he claimed he’d made several mistakes and he wanted to become a better person.

October 5, 2004 was four days after his first sexual encounter with a 15 year old victim in his lewd or lascivious battery 2005 case and three months before he was arrested, charged, convicted and placed on Florida’s sex offender registry.

Jeremy Dewitte’s current defense attorney, Amir Ladan, has stated several times Jeremy isn’t a flight risk and he should receive bond. However Jeremy Dewitte’s past as a fugitive from justice who willingly conspired to leave the country while using false documents contradicts these statements.

***We would like to thank Anony Moose who left a comment about this case yesterday. We appreciate it and are always open to additional verifiable information:

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