NR 16-44 Deputies Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

June 21, 2016 - 8:40 am Author: Category:

16-44At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to KT’s Tavern, 5150 Highway 520, unincorporated Cocoa, reference an Armed Robbery.

The victims advised that a white male had entered KT’s Tavern displaying a firearm and demanding money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the business in a bright yellow Jeep.

Deputies responding to the area quickly located the jeep heading north on Grissom Parkway and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to comply and the deputies engaged the vehicle in a short pursuit. A deputy quickly found an opportunity to safely terminate the pursuit, which resulted in the jeep crashing into the median and the suspect was taken into custody. There were no other suspects or occupants of the vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Wayne Alan Massey. Massey was transported to a nearby hospital with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Massey is being charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Petit Theft, Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement. Upon release from the hospital, Massey will be transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held without Bond.

Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the suspects are encouraged to please contact Agent Chase Goff of the West Precinct General Crimes Unit via the Sheriff’s Communications Center at (321)633-7162, or 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 question regarding this incident, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at 321-747-9780, or by email at david.jacobs@bcso.us.