Arrests News Releases

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

NR 16-39 Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Individual Disrupting School Board Meeting

May 25, 2016 - 3:58 pm Author: Category:

On May 24, 2016, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 48-year-old Constantine Paterakis, Melbourne, for Disrupting a School Function, and Resisting an Officer Without Violence. During a regularly scheduled Brevard County School Board meeting, Paterakis began to use inappropriate language during a public forum and after the School Board made several requests Read More

NR 16-38 Sheriff’s Office G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R.® Task Force Apprehends a Violent Fugitive

May 20, 2016 - 1:05 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R.® Task Force has apprehended a violent suspect wanted on multiple felony charges following a vehicle and foot pursuit early yesterday evening. At approximately 7 pm, Task Force Agents apprehended 27-year-old William McKinley Skanes III, of Titusville, who was wanted by the Titusville Police Department following an investigation of a Read More

NR 16-33 Sheriff’s Deputies Apprehend Stolen Vehicle Suspect

May 5, 2016 - 8:54 am Author: Category:

On May 3, 2016, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a Deputy Sheriff was conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of North US 1 and Dairy Road, Titusville. During this traffic stop, the deputy observed a Green Nissan Altima swerve outside of the lanes of travel and into oncoming traffic where it intentionally Read More

NR 16-31 Deputies Arrest Carjacking Suspect

April 29, 2016 - 1:21 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today at approximately 12:28 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, in reference to a robbery. The victim advised she was approached by a black male subject who forcibly took her car keys and fled the area in her vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle traveling West on Read More

NR 16-30 Sheriff’s Office Investigating School Threat

April 28, 2016 - 11:59 am Author: Category: |

UPDATE: On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 8:29 AM, a threat of violence was made to Audubon Elementary School located at 1201 N. Banana River Drive, Merritt Island. The school was immediately placed in a precautionary lockdown while the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office coordinated efforts to locate and arrest 30-year-old Dwan Jerome Thomas III Read More

NR 16-29 Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspects after Vehicle Pursuit

April 11, 2016 - 9:00 am Author: Category:

  At approximately 11 P.M. on April 9, 2016, Deputies attempted a traffic stop on a black, 2015 Nissan Sentra in the unincorporated area of Cocoa where the vehicle fled from Deputies. The traffic stop was initially terminated and the vehicle continued to flee in an unsafe manner, thus posing a continuing and ongoing threat Read More

NR 16-22 Sexual Predator Runs Out of Places to Hide and Surrenders

March 8, 2016 - 8:49 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today, Billy Sylvester Byrd surrendered himself at the Brevard County Jail on a NO BOND felony warrant. Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit had been looking for Byrd since a warrant was issued for his arrest late last week. Byrd, who knew agents were closing in on him, said he felt Read More

NR 16-20 Sheriff’s Deputies Seeking Communities Assistance in Locating Sexual Predator

March 7, 2016 - 1:29 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating Billy Sylvester Byrd. Byrd, a sexual predator, currently has an active felony warrant after failing to maintain his court ordered residency requirements. Byrd has an extensive criminal history and is currently already out on bond for failing to abide by his registration requirements as Read More

NR 16-18 Deputies Arrest Vehicle Theft Suspects

February 28, 2016 - 5:34 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today, Sheriff’s Deputies coordinated the arrest of a driver and passenger in a stolen pickup truck. A Patrol Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle at a gas station in Cocoa. The deputy checked the tag and learned the pickup had been reported stolen to the Cocoa Police Department the previous night. The Deputy kept the Read More