News Releases

NR 18-40 Brevard Inmate Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency at the Jail

December 12, 2018 - 9:24 am Author: Category:

A Brevard County Jail inmate has died after suffering an apparent medical event during his booking procedure on December 9, 2018. 38-year-old Gregory Edwards of Valkaria was pronounced deceased December 10, 2018 at a local hospital.  Edwards was arrested on December 9, 2018 by the West Melbourne Police Department for the charges of Battery, Violation Read More

NR 18-39 Deputies Searching For Inmate Who Fled From Custody

November 21, 2018 - 9:31 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, is currently searching for 58-year-old, Daniel Amoroso. Amoroso fled late yesterday evening from his assignment as a trustee at the Sheriff’s Office Fleet Maintenance Building. Amoroso took an unmarked Chevy Impala from the facility. That vehicle was recovered this morning in Orange County, however Amoroso is still at large.  Amoroso Read More

NR 18-38 Melbourne Man Arrested for Bomb Threat

November 6, 2018 - 1:23 pm Author: Category:

Yesterday evening, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 65-year-old, Daniel Chen of Melbourne, after he called in a bomb threat to the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office. Chen was charged with False Report of a Bomb and was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a $15,000 Bond. The Read More

NR 18-37 Elder Man Missing From Merritt Island Home

October 31, 2018 - 11:12 am Author: Category:

Update: Missing/Endangered Adult has been recovered.  Mr. Wall has been located in St John’s County and is in the process of being reunited with family.  The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate an endangered missing adult, 85-year-old James “Jimbo” Wall. Mr. Wall was last seen at his residence on Merritt Island on October Read More

NR 18-36 Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Texas Man For Conspiring to Sexually Assault and Murder a Child

October 30, 2018 - 10:11 am Author: Category:

A joint investigation between the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations, has led to the arrest of 21-year-old, Alexander Barter of Joaquin, Texas. Barter was arrested on Friday, October 19, 2018 in Texas on charges of Criminal Solicitation, Criminal Attempt: Capital Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder and Criminal Attempt: Sexual Read More

NR 18-35 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Cocoa Death Investigation

October 9, 2018 - 1:04 pm Author: Category: |

On October 8, 2018, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Cocoa Police Department were notified of possible human remains in the Indian River. Sheriff’s Office and CPD Marine vessels then searched the area and located a body by the Hubert Humphrey Causeway, Cocoa. The Sheriff’s Office was then requested by the Cocoa Police Department to Read More

NR 18-34 Argument Leads To Attempted Murder Arrest

October 8, 2018 - 11:43 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 37-year-old John Wolverton charging him with DUI, DUI with Serious Injury and Attempted Murder. Wolverton, who is homeless, and a registered Sex Offender, is currently incarcerated in the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond status. The investigation began shortly before midnight on October 7, 2018, when deputies Read More

NR 18-33 Cocoa Man Charged in Woman’s Death

October 5, 2018 - 12:39 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 21-year-old Jacob Hall of unincorporated Cocoa for the death of 22-year-old Michelle Turner. Hall was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge charging him with Manslaughter. He was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a $40,000 bond.  The investigation Read More

NR 18-32  Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation 

October 1, 2018 - 3:51 pm Author: Category:

 The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a disturbance that ended in the death of one of the male subjects. Deputies responded to 2456 Elsie Circle, unincorporated Cocoa, Sunday evening at approximately 6:57 p.m., after receiving an emergency 911 call. The decedent is identified as 26-year-old, Edilsar Calderon of Cocoa.  The investigation to date has Read More

NR 18-31 Update Reference Death Investigation

September 27, 2018 - 4:04 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the decedent who was discovered in the water southeast of the Pineda Causeway. The victim is identified as 23-year-old, John Romer of West Melbourne. The investigation began shortly before 9:00 a.m., Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018, when the Sheriff’s Office was notified of possible human remains. Deputies responded Read More

NR 18-30 Sheriff Ivey To Join Approximately 50 Other Sheriffs In Washington DC In Call For Action On Immigration Reform

September 5, 2018 - 4:01 pm Author: Category:

On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey will be in Washington DC to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation that will increase border security for our great nation.  Sheriff Ivey and approximately 50 other Sheriffs from across the country have Read More

NR 18-29 Palm Bay Man Arrested in Merritt Island Shooting

July 12, 2018 - 2:21 pm Author: Category:

Agents with GAMEOVER Task Force have arrested 27-year-old, Antonio Scott of Palm Bay for a shooting that occurred on July 10, 2018, in Merritt Island. Scott was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Scott is currently being held at the Brevard County Read More

NR 18-28 Mims Death Investigation

July 12, 2018 - 2:18 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim who was discovered deceased in a burning vehicle in Mims. The victim is identified as 38-year-old, Tony Shaniel Butler of Titusville.  The investigation began shortly after 3:00 p. m., Monday afternoon, July 9, 2018, when the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 emergency call advising that a Read More

NR 18-27 Brevard Public School SRDs/SRO/Specialist Program – Status Update

July 5, 2018 - 4:15 pm Author: Category:

The following information is provided to clarify and update Brevard County School Security operations: The Sheriff’s Office and all municipal law enforcement agencies are working closely with Superintendent Mullins to assist the District with their Marjory Stoneman Public Safety Act mandates. Effective the 1st day of school, August 10, 2018, there will be 57 SRDs Read More