News Releases

NR 17-13 Deputy Involved Shooting

March 19, 2017 - 11:04 pm Author: Category:

On March 19, 2017, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 211 Caroline Street, Cape Canaveral, at approximately 8:19 p.m. in reference to an attempted armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect who had fled the attempted robbery scene. The suspect was shot during the armed confrontation and transported to Cape Read More

NR 17-12 Investigative Update: Decedent Identified In Cocoa Shooting Incident

March 19, 2017 - 6:46 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit has identified the decedent of the shooting incident that occurred yesterday at 3617 Brophy Boulevard, Unincorporated Cocoa, as 20–year-old Ladarius Bentley Deputies responded to the residence just before noon yesterday after a 911 call advised that a person had been shot in the residence. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Read More

NR 17-11 Former Brevard Public Schools Bookkeeper Arrested for Fraud Related Crimes

March 16, 2017 - 10:00 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force has culminated an investigation into the allegations of embezzlement of funds with the arrest of a former Brevard Public Schools bookkeeper. Agents arrested 50-year-old Patricia Marie Coleman of 3060 Cavel Street, West Melbourne, earlier today after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge charging her Read More

NR 17-10 Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest

March 13, 2017 - 8:38 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested 25–year-old Bobby Lamar Malcom Jr., of Cocoa, in connection with a shooting death. Malcolm was taken into custody today after a warrant was issued for his arrest charging him with 2nd Degree Murder. He was transported to the County Jail where he is being held on Read More

NR 17-09 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Viera Hospital

March 12, 2017 - 8:04 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a female patient at Viera Hospital. The female was transported to the hospital by ambulance earlier this morning after suffering a medical emergency. The female was treated in the Emergency Room and then admitted to the hospital. The investigation has revealed that after being moved Read More

NR 17-08 Sheriff’s Office Conducts Drug Operation

March 9, 2017 - 11:06 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested, 29-year-old, John Michael Toppa III, of Melbourne, for purchasing illegal narcotics. He was charged with Purchase of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Toppa was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he posted a bond of $11,500.00 Read More

NR 17-06 Sheriff’s Office Announces Public Information Officer

March 6, 2017 - 8:25 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Tod Goodyear will be the agency’s Public Information Officer. Tod had retired in 2016, after serving the agency for 30 years. The majority of his time with the agency was spent in investigations, the last 15 years as a supervisor in Criminal Investigative Services, where Read More

NR 17-05 Investigative Update: Scottsmoor Death Investigation

February 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm Author: Category:

On February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Sunset Avenue, Scottsmoor, after a concerned friend went to check on 80-year-old Grady Wright, finding him deceased inside the residence. The Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office performed a post mortem examination of the deceased, ruling the manner of death as Read More

NR 17-4 Suspect Arrested in Animal Cruelty Investigation

January 26, 2017 - 4:06 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 18-year-old Joseph Tyler Pendergrass, of Rockledge, who was wanted for Cruelty to Animals. The investigation began on January 23, 2017, when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local boarding facility, where the management team reported the suspected animal cruelty they had discovered, which occurred on January Read More

NR 17-3 Sheriff’s Office Arrests Animal Cruelty Suspects

January 24, 2017 - 8:06 am Author: Category:

On January 11, 2017, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with the Brevard County Fire County Rescue (BCFR) personnel responded to 473 Kennwood Ave, Merritt Island, in reference to a structure fire. When Deputies arrived they found the residents attempting to frantically remove dogs from the residence. Unfortunately, the residence quickly filled Read More