NR 16-49 Sheriff’s Agents Investigating Suspicious Incident At Sebastian Inlet State Park
On August 20, 2016, at approximately 7:15 A.M., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Sebastian Inlet State Park, where it was reported a naked man was acting erratically.
Upon arrival, Deputies located an adult male, naked in the inlet waterway, who was not coherent and appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Deputies detained the male who was identified as 57-year-old Peter Robinson of West Palm Beach, FL. Robinson was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center by Brevard County Fire Rescue for evaluation. Upon arrival at the hospital, he was pronounced deceased.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents learned that during the hours leading up to the initial report of the incident at Sebastian Inlet, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and Indian River Shores Police Department had interaction with Robinson after attempts to conduct a traffic stop on Robinson for erratic driving.
On each of the attempts to stop Robinson’s vehicle, the law enforcement agencies terminated the attempted traffic stops after Robinson actively fled law enforcement efforts.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are conducting independent and a parallel investigations. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the actions leading up to the initial response by law enforcement. FDLE was asked to conduct an investigation regarding the in-custody death.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed Robinson’s recent activities is asked to please call Homicide Agent Troy Deavers via the Sheriff’s Office 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.