News Releases

NR 22-27 Victim identified; Man arrested in Cocoa homicide

June 28, 2022 - 1:42 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide that occurred on West Ridgewood Drive in unincorporated Cocoa.  The victim is identified as 75-year-old Juan Nunez of Cocoa. Homicide Agents have also arrested 37-year-old Juan Ortiz of Cocoa, after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with Second Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence.  Read More

NR 22-26 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

June 27, 2022 - 3:45 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation that occurred this morning at a residence on South Ridgewood Drive in unincorporated Cocoa.   Deputies responded to the area at approximately 11:00 a.m., after the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a resident who advised a male stated he had killed someone.  The caller advised the Read More

NR 22-25 Deceased suspect identified in Deputy involved shooting

June 26, 2022 - 1:42 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the kidnapping suspect who was fatally shot Saturday evening, June 25, 2022, in Grant.  The male is 42-year-old Curtis Kimbrough of Cocoa Beach.  Kimbrough had a lengthy felony record and was most recently released from the Florida Department of Corrections after serving a five year sentence for Trafficking Read More

NR 22-24 Sheriff’s Office investigating Deputy involved shooting

June 26, 2022 - 2:05 am Author: Category:

On June 25, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office advising they were in pursuit of a suspect vehicle with a possible hostage from a kidnapping incident that occurred in Osceola County where the victim was shot.   The pursuit continued through the southern Read More

NR 22-23 Elderly couple identified in death investigation

June 16, 2022 - 12:03 pm Author: Category: | |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the couple who were found deceased yesterday afternoon in unincorporated Rockledge.  They are identified as 89-year-old David Horn and his wife, 84-year-old, Martha Horn. The investigation began when deputies responded to the area of Glenn Avenue in unincorporated Rockledge after a family member reported the couple missing from their Read More

NR 22-22 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

June 15, 2022 - 6:27 pm Author: Category: | |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of an elderly couple who were found deceased this afternoon in unincorporated Rockledge. The couple, who are both in their 80’s and suffered from the infirmities of aging, were reported missing at approximately 2:45 p.m. by a family member who could not locate them at their Read More

NR 22-21 Arrest made in Merritt Island homicide

June 11, 2022 - 8:49 am Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 49-year-old Cory Lyle of Melbourne for the shooting death of Joseph Hall that occurred in Merritt Island on June 9, 2022.  Lyle was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued by Judge David Silverman, charging him with First Degree Felony Murder, Armed Occupied Burglary and Grand Theft of Read More

NR 22-20 Decedent identified in death investigation

June 10, 2022 - 2:40 pm Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the male who was the victim of a homicide Thursday evening, June 9, 2022, in Merritt Island.  The decedent is 64-year-old Joseph Hall of Merritt Island. The investigation began when deputies responded to a residence on Hunt Drive at approximately 9:00 p.m. after the Sheriff’s Office was contacted Read More

NR 22-19 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

June 9, 2022 - 11:37 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation that occurred this evening at a residence on Hunt Drive in Merritt Island.   Deputies responded at approximately 9:00 p.m. after the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an occupant of the home who advised that there was a deceased person inside the residence.  Upon arrival, deputies Read More

NR 22-18 State Department of Corrections inmate located

June 8, 2022 - 10:35 am Author: Category: | |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has located 32-year-old, Gregory Mountcasel, who walked away from the “Bridges” Work Release Program, located at 585 Camp Road in Cocoa, at approximately 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening, after cutting off his electronic monitor. Mountcasel was taken into custody at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning after he walked out of a Read More

NR 22-17 Deputies searching for State Department of Corrections inmate

June 7, 2022 - 11:19 pm Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for 32-year-old, Gregory Mountcasel, who walked away from the “Bridges” Work Release Program, located at 585 Camp Road in Cocoa, at approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening after cutting off his electronic monitor. Mountcasel was serving a two-year State Department of Corrections sentence for Fleeing and Eluding and Read More

NR 22-16 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Shooting Investigation

May 29, 2022 - 1:09 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a shooting investigation that occurred at a residence on Billie Lane in Malabar yesterday evening, shortly before midnight.   Deputies originally responded to the residence at approximately 11:55 p.m., in reference to a reported disturbance. Preliminary investigation has determined that during a large open house party at the residence, Read More

NR 22-15 – Update Missing/Endangered Adult

May 18, 2022 - 7:18 am Author: Category:

Lynn McAtee who was reported missing/endangered yesterday was recovered safe this morning.  Mr. McAtee has been reunited with his family. For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.

NR 22-14 Missing/Endangered Adult

May 18, 2022 - 12:05 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing/endangered adult.  84-year-old Lynn McAtee was last seen yesterday morning, May 17, 2022, at approximately 11:50 a.m., at his residence in Viera. Mr. McAtee is 6’00” tall, weighing 280 pounds, with white hair and gray eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and Read More

NR 22-13 Deputy arrested for Domestic Violence

April 8, 2022 - 9:10 am Author: Category:

A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Probationary Deputy, Tyler Morra was arrested yesterday evening by our agency and charged with Battery Domestic Violence after allegedly battering his live-in girlfriend.  Morra is currently being detained at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a No Bond status. The arrest occurred after deputies responded in reference to a disturbance. Read More