Melbourne Police End Standoff With Felony Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // October 9, 2013
SWAT team on scene
UPDATE: A wanted man, with a violent criminal past, who broke into a home and barricaded himself inside, has been taken into custody by Melbourne Police.
According to Melbourne Police Department, at t 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Brevard County GAME OVER task force approached a vehicle on Avenue D in Melbourne that was occupied by 24 year old Wade Dante Jackson. Jackson was wanted for violation of probation stemming from warrants for fleeing and eluding law enforcement and driving while license revoked. As the agents came up to the vehicle to apprehend Jackson, he got behind the wheel and recklessly drove away from the scene.
Agents followed Jackson to the area of Brevard Drive and Crescent Drive where he abandoned the vehicle and ran on foot into a residential front yard. Jackson now forced his way into this home which was occupied by two adults and their young child. This family was able to flee the home without any injuries. Jackson stayed inside the home in an attempt to elude capture.
The Melbourne Police SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Unit, as well as additional resources from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene and tried to make verbal contact with Jackson while he was still inside the Crescent Drive home. Jackson was offered numerous opportunities to come out of the home and surrender to police officers; however, he remained hidden inside.
After making entry into the home to search for Jackson, SWAT officers located him hiding behind a bed in a back bedroom. Jackson was taken into custody without further incident at 8:49 p.m.
All criminal charges against Jackson would be determined by Game Over Task Force agents.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Melbourne Police Department’s Unified Command Center have blocked off Brevard Drive at Babcock Street as they negotiate with a barricaded suspect wanted for multiple unknown felonies.
According to the Melbourne Police, the suspect was being sought by the Brevard County GAMEOVER task force.
The incident beganat about 3:30 pm. when a police unit pulled over a car in which the suspect was a passenger, and when the driver got out, the suspect, jumped into the driver’s seat and fled. After driving a short distance, the suspect invaded a home near the intersection of Crescent Drive and Brevard Drive.
According to the Melbourne Police, the occupants of the house escaped safely and no injuries were reported.
The police said the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
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