Craig Jungwirth Skips Arraignment, Warrant Issued

Craig Jungwirth. Photo courtesy of Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.

The Hon. Melinda Brown and her court staff were in room 5165 of the Broward County Courthouse early Monday afternoon. So were BSO deputies, representatives from the prosecutor's office, and alleged crime victims.

The accused? Nowhere to be found.

Craig Jungwirth was scheduled to be arraigned on stalking charges in Broward County on May 13. To the surprise of very few, he did not show up.

Brown revoked his bond and issued a warrant for his arrest. If he is captured, Jungwirth will be held without bail. He has a long history of run-ins with the law and of people accusing him of violence and harassment.

The judge said they had notified all of his known addresses, and says that fulfills the legal requirement that he be notified.

Jungwirth was arrested last month in Okeechobee County, but was released on bond. No one has seen him since, but his presence is felt. Almost immediately upon release, he was accused of going back to his harassing behavior.

“My mental health has gone down the tubes,” one victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told OutSFL after Monday’s hearing. “I'm in mental health therapy and on anti-anxiety medication.”

Jungwirth’s harassment has been going on for years. He is accused of using online booking systems to inhibit a person from doing their job, creating fake websites that look similar to legitimate websites, and scamming people for money, and making slanderous posts on social media.

One of his victims was terrified to go to court on Monday, but bravely faced his fears. “While at court, I felt like I couldn't breathe. I was absolutely terrified of seeing that man in person, not knowing if he was going to show up or not.”

OutSFL is told the bail bondsman in Okeechobee County has been notified that Jungwirth skipped court.

If you see him or know where he is, investigators say you should call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Callers may choose to remain anonymous.


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