Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit Takes Down Sexual Battery Suspect

By  //  July 31, 2013

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According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Edwards has an extensive criminal history and was released from the Department of Corrections last January. (BCSO image)

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Lee Edwards has an extensive criminal history and was released from the Department of Corrections last January. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Lee Edwards, 30, after a sexual battery investigation that was initiated last week in the unincorporated area of Cocoa, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

That investigation resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant, which resulted in Edwards arrest this afternoon.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit received information today that Edwards was suspected to have been involved in an early morning disturbance in Cocoa. Fugitive Unit agents responded to the area of Tate Street in Cocoa and Edwards fleed into an unoccupied residence where he refused to surrender. Agents then used a taser and arrested Edwards.

EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Edwards has an extensive criminal history and was released from the Department of Corrections last January.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Edwards was transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex under a no bond status for the active warrant, burglary and resisting without violence.

“Today our Fugitive Unit removed another violent criminal from the streets of Brevard County,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“The message is very clear, there is no place in our communities for career offenders who refuse to abide by the law.”

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