NR 16-33 Sheriff’s Deputies Apprehend Stolen Vehicle Suspect
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 nearly struck the Deputy’s marked patrol vehicle with emergency lights activated.
The deputy terminated the traffic stop he was conducting and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the Nissan, at which time the Nissan fled. A short vehicle pursuit ensued in the city of Titusville where the vehicle continued to drive recklessly and pulled into an apartment complex located at 507 Rockpit Road, Titusville, and wrecked. Both driver and passenger then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit with the driver, the deputy safely ended the foot pursuit with the deployment of his department issued Taser. The suspect continued to struggle with deputies and resist arrest while he was being taken into custody.
While affecting the arrest, a bag containing 26 smaller individually packaged bags of cocaine was located. Upon further investigation it was determined that the Altima was reported stolen shortly prior to the vehicle apprehension.
The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Lester Reeves, of Mims. Reeves was transported to a nearby hospital for medical clearance before he was transported to the Brevard County Jail. Reeves was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Driving Without Being Issued a Driver’s License, Reckless Driving, Felony Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Sell. Reeves was transported to the Brevard County Jail after medical clearance under a $40,500 bond.
The second suspect who fled from the vehicle was not located or identified.
It was determined Reeves was recently early released from prison in reference to drug charges, but has an extensive violent felony criminal history to include Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Battery, Armed Burglary, Robbery, Burglary with Battery, Theft, Possession of Narcotics, Sale of Narcotics, Introduction of Contraband Into Jail Facility, Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury, Driving While License Suspended.
If anyone has information about this incident or the identity of the second suspect is encouraged to contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321-264-5210, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), or 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.
For additional information regarding this media release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321) 747-9780.