Arrests News Releases

NR 17-24 Arrest Made in Cape Canaveral Stabbing

May 4, 2017 - 7:55 pm Author: Category:

“The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 54-year-old Ibrihim Garcia- Hernandez, (transient), in the stabbing that occurred today at 8959 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral. The suspect was taken into custody earlier today after being located in the area of Lake Drive, Cocoa, by agents from the GAMEOVER Task Force. Gabriel-Hernandez was formerly arrested after an Read More

NR 17-21  Suntree Man Arrested For Producing Child Pornography 

April 13, 2017 - 4:47 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HIS) culminated a joint investigation with the arrest of 77-year-old Billy Leon Dyer, of 7664 Candlewick Drive, Melbourne, Florida. Dyer was arrested today after a Federal Grand Jury issued a four count indictment relative to an investigation initiated by Sheriff’s Office Read More

NR 17-20 Probation Escapee Located

April 11, 2017 - 9:03 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man who evaded arrest earlier today at the Melbourne Probation and Parole Office. Earlier today, a deputy was attempting to serve a Violation of Community Control warrant on 20-year-old, Ryan Dixon when Dixon ran from the deputy. The Violation of Community Control related to a Hillsborough County Read More

NR 17-18 Victims And Suspect Identified In Unincorporated Cocoa Homicides

April 4, 2017 - 10:05 pm Author: Category:

UPDATED April 4, 2017 @ 10pm: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 41-year-old Marty Connell for the murders that occurred today at 4061 Eucalyptus Place, Unincorporated Cocoa. Connell was arrested after an arrest warrant was obtained charging him with two counts of First Degree Murder. Connell was transported to the Brevard County Jail where Read More

NR 17-17 Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Operation Leads to over 50 Defendants

March 31, 2017 - 4:44 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office culminated an operation today after executing search and arrest warrants following a two month-long investigation. During February and March 2017, Agents of the Special Investigations Unit with the assistance of Cape Canaveral Precinct uniform patrol deputies, initiated an investigation targeting drug other street crime related offenses after receiving citizen concerns. 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 17-08 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 17-4 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

NR 16-76 Sheriff’s Deputies Affect Arrest of Wanted Felon in Viera

December 1, 2016 - 12:01 pm Author: Category:

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office received information that 38- year-old Keith Laron Hancock, of Cocoa, was located at a residence on Hammock Lakes Drive, Viera. Hancock had an active Felony Bench Warrant for his arrest as a result of failing to appear to court on charges related to Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Read More

NR 16-71 Sheriff’s Office Arrests Animal Cruelty Suspects

November 3, 2016 - 4:21 pm Author: Category:

On October 20, 2016, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was called to conduct a wellbeing check on a family living at 7815 Babcock Street, Grant-Valkaria. According to neighbors, the family had not been seen at the residence for approximately one month. While investigating the call, deputies discovered the residence had been abandoned and found two Read More

NR 16-45 Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Sexual Battery Suspect

June 22, 2016 - 8:10 am Author: Category:

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Brandon L. Snyder of Melbourne, for Sexual Battery on a Person over 18. The investigation culminated from an incident which occurred on Sunday, June 19, 2106, at a residence in Melbourne. Snyder was transported to the Brevard County Jail Read More

NR 16-42 Sheriff’s Deputies with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Task Force make Child Pornography Arrest

June 3, 2016 - 5:13 pm Author: Category:

On June 3, 2016, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Task Force, which includes members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 59-year-old Ricky Delano Sheppard, of Melbourne. Sheppard’s arrest was the result of a child pornography investigation, which led to a Federal search warrant being executed this morning at Read More