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Notice of Meeting

June 17, 2021 - 3:13 pm Author: Category:

NOTICE OF MEETING The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Viera Government Center- Building C (The Atlantic Room) located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL. The needs of the hearing or visually Read More

NR 21-23 Death Investigation

May 15, 2021 - 1:13 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation in the area of Schoolhouse Street and Houston Lane in Merritt Island.  Homicide Agents and Crime Scene Investigators are at the scene conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.   An update will be provided as more information becomes available. Read More

NR 21-11 Two Brevard School Teachers Arrested For Child Neglect And Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor

March 18, 2021 - 6:23 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Brevard County teachers charging them with child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Agents arrested 50-year-old, James Brand and 45-year-old Amy O’Reilly-Brand, both of Viera, after a warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Thomas Brown, charging both subjects with Child Read More

NR 21-10 Update Reference Deputy Involved Shooting

March 15, 2021 - 4:04 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is updating the Officer Involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Palm Bay on March 14, 2021. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office involved deputy in the incident is identified as Corrections K-9 Deputy Tyler Smith. Corrections Deputy Smith has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since August Read More

NR 21-09 Decedent Identified in Death Investigation

March 4, 2021 - 3:40 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the individual who was shot and died early Wednesday morning in Merritt Island. The decedent is 25-year-old Matthew Nicol of Merritt Island. The investigation thus far has determined that the death of Nicol occurred during what appears to have been an armed robbery attempt at Nicol’s residence. Deputies Read More

NR 21-08 Man Arrested for Shooting at Deputies

February 9, 2021 - 5:47 pm Author: Category:

Yesterday evening, 35-year-old Jonathan Lee Layton of Cape Canaveral was arrested for attempting to kill two Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies. Layton was arrested following his release from a local hospital after a warrant was issued by The Honorable Judge Curt Jacobus, charging Layton with Attempted 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm (2 Counts), Possession of Read More

NR 21-07 46 Sex Offenders Arrested for Registration Violations

February 5, 2021 - 5:03 pm Author: Category:

A cooperative effort between law enforcement personnel from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Melbourne Police Department, Palm Bay Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United States Marshals Service has led to the arrest of 46 sex offenders for felony violations of their statutory mandated registration requirements. The operation was conducted on February Read More

NR 21-06 Inmate and Former Correction Tech Arrested For Inappropriate Relationship

February 5, 2021 - 11:43 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former Corrections Technician and a Brevard County Jail inmate for introducing illegal contraband into the jail facility. Earlier today, 28-year-old, Jaleena Dixon and 24-year-old Kqamane Brown, both of Cocoa, were arrested after a warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Charles Crawford, charging each with Introduction of Read More

NR 21-05 Investigative Update – Deputy Involved Shooting

February 1, 2021 - 8:46 am Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the deputies and suspect involved in yesterday’s deputy involved shooting incident that occurred in Cape Canaveral.  The deputies are identified as Corporal Linda McLaughlin and Field Training Officer Kelly Kennedy. Corporal McLaughlin has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since October 2010. She has served as a Read More

NR 21-04 Deputy Involved Shooting

February 1, 2021 - 8:17 am Author: Category:

On January 31, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a female advising a suspicious person was outside of her residence located on Grant Avenue, Cape Canaveral. Deputies responded and did not locate anyone and cleared the scene. At approximately 3:48 a.m. in the area of Ridgewood and Hayes Avenue, Read More