for immediate release
July 27, 2003 

N E W S  R E L E A S E

A multi-agency investigation underway for more than one year has resulted in the execution of seven search warrants and 12 arrests this morning (Sunday morning).

Arrested at 710 James Court, Fort Walton Beach:

Marco Thomas "Papi" Mendez, Sr., age 48 (6-13-1955)
Teresa "Mami" Mendez, age 45 (5-5-1958)
Carlo Rolando Mendez, age 19 (11-8-83)
Yari Mendez, age 18 (7-1-1985)

Arrested at 708-B Greenwoods Street, Fort Walton Beach:

Marco Thomas Mendez, Jr., age 23 (7-21-1980)
Chayanne Maria Mendez, age 23 (4-20-1980)
Mario Agusto Bultron, age 17 (9-26-1985), of 32 Stowe Road, Mary Esther

Arrested at 327 Plymouth Avenue, Fort Walton Beach:

Gary Charles Bonadonna, age 40 (2-9-1963)

Arrested at 98 Harding Road, Niceville:

Franchesco Jose "Frank" Viola, age 33 (9-5-1969)

Arrested at 29 Olde Cypress Street, Fort Walton Beach:

Robin Danielle Floyd, age 25 (9-27-1977)

Arrested at 7105 Webster Road, Navarre, during the execution of a search warrant in which the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office participated:

Ricardo Hechavarria, age 42 (11-10-1960)

A search warrant was also executed at 1004 Hondo Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, the former residence of Clete Alexander Davis, age 38 (7-1-1965). Davis was located driving on Highway 98 in southwest Okaloosa County later in the morning and taken into custody.

All defendants with the exception of Robin Floyd and Mario Bultron are charged under Florida's "Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization," or "RICO" Statute. Floyd is charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana; Bultron is charged with Cultivation of Marijuana.

The investigation is ongoing.


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420