NR 16-22 Sexual Predator Runs Out of Places to Hide and Surrenders
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 he had no other choice but to surrender. The investigation into Byrd began when agents in the Sex Offender Registration and Tracking (SORT) Unit determined Byrd was not adhering to his residency requirements as required by Florida law.
Byrd has an extensive criminal history and was out on bond for a previous arrest for failing to abide by his registration requirements as a Sexual Predator.
Sheriff Ivey stated “It gives me great pleasure to announce Byrd is behind bars where he belongs. I am extremely proud of our Fugitive Unit and the members of the SORT Unit.”
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted person is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit 321-633-1227 or Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
If you have any questions regarding this news release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321)747-9780.