Sheriff’s Deputies Track Down Fleeing Suspect
By Brevard County Sheriff // July 9, 2013
fled from the traffic stop on merritt island
ABOVE MAP: The investigation led deputies to 700 North Courtenay Parkway, Unit 430 where deputies located and arrested John Meadows without incident. Subsequent to Meadows’ arrest, two handguns were seized from Meadows’ apartment.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22-year-old John Fredrick Meadows of Merritt Island yesterday for Resisting without Violence, Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, yesterday at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Tropical Trail and Mytrice Avenue in Merritt Island, Deputy Daniel Hammond conducted a traffic stop of a white Lexus, driven by Meadows, for a traffic violation.
During the traffic stop, and after obtaining identification of the driver, Deputy Hammond observed a handgun in the vehicle and then Meadows fled from the traffic stop, driving in a reckless manner and eventually crashed. Meadows was then seen running from the accident scene carrying a handgun.
The investigation led deputies to 700 North Courtenay Parkway, Unit 430 where deputies located and arrested Meadows without incident. Subsequent to Meadows’ arrest, two handguns were seized from Meadows’ apartment.
Meadows is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a No Bond status.
Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.