Sheriff Units Combine To Nail Home Invasion Suspect

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Aviation, K9 Units Combine

 ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard Sheriff’s Department brought in one of their helicopters and used infrared equipment to locate and then track the suspect as he ran through neighboring yards and tried to hide in a wooded area. The above video shows the suspect attempting to hide in a shed and then fleeing into a nearby wooded area. (BCSO video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The combined resources, and highly trained personnel of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, has lead to the prompt capture of an attempted murder and home-invasion suspect last night about 9 p.m., according to the Brevard Sheriff’s Department.

According to the Brevard Sheriff’s Department, the BCSO Aviation Unit, along with the department’s K9 Units, collared suspect Derrick Clayton, 43, shortly after he broke into a house located on Curtis Boulevard in Port St. John, where he allegedly tried to shoot a resident of the house. (BCSO image)

According to the Brevard Sheriff’s Department, the BCSO Aviation Unit, along with the department’s K9 Units, collared suspect Derrick Clayton, 43, shortly after he broke into a house located on Curtis Boulevard in Port St. John, where he allegedly tried to shoot a resident of the house. (BCSO image)

According to the Brevard Sheriff’s Department, the BCSO Aviation Unit, along with the department’s K9 Units, collared suspect Derrick Clayton, 43, shortly after he broke into a house located on Curtis Boulevard in Port St. John, where he allegedly tried to shoot a resident of the house. Clayton’s shot did not strike anyone.

Clayton attempted to allude law enforcement authorities after the incident. In response, BCSO brought in one of their helicopters and used infrared equipment to locate and then track the suspect as he ran through neighboring yards and tried to hide in a wooded area. The above video shows the suspect attempting to hide in a shed and then fleeing into a nearby wooded area.

The suspect suffered minor injuries as the K9 apprehended the suspect.

Clayton faces charges of Attempted Murder, Armed Home Invasion, Grand Theft, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

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A number of Brevard County Sheriff's Aviation Unit helicopters in the hangar at Merritt Island Airport stand ready for flight to patrol the skies over the Space Coast. (Image by John M. Egan)

A number of Brevard County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit helicopters in the hangar at Merritt Island Airport stand ready for flight to patrol the skies over the Space Coast. (Image by John M. Egan)

PUPPY-180-1The Brevard Sheriff’s Department recently acquired an 8-week old male Bloodhound from a breeder as a donation from the Jimmy Ryce Foundation. The new pup, which is yet to be named, replaces K9 Montana who recently retired after a stellar career.

The Sheriff’s Office recently asked for the public’s input to name the puppy. You can submit suggestions via the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Official Facebook page.

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According to the Brevard Sheriff’s Department, the BCSO Aviation Unit, along with the department’s K9 Units, collared suspect Derrick Clayton, 43, shortly after he broke into a house located on Curtis Boulevard in Port St. John, where he allegedly tried to shoot a resident of the house.


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