Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Armed Assailants, Charged With Felony Battery

By  //  June 19, 2015

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brandished a semi-automatic firearm

The suspects were later identified as 18-year-old Luke Bradley Prather of Cocoa Beach and 19-year-old Logan Patrick Hansen, also of Cocoa Beach. (BCSO image)

The suspects were later identified as 18-year-old Luke Bradley Prather of Cocoa Beach and 19-year-old Logan Patrick Hansen, also of Cocoa Beach. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I would like to recognize the actions of Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies and Agents at both Port Canaveral and our Cape Canaveral Precinct for an investigation that occurred on Wednesday night.

At approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, Deputies responded to 211 Caroline Avenue in Cape Canaveral regarding an armed disturbance.

Once on scene, Deputies determined that during the disturbance, a concerned citizen had intervened in an attempt to calm the situation. The suspects then physically assaulted the citizen who sustained injuries that caused the victim to be transported to the hospital with a broken nose and other facial injuries.

Witnesses said that during the altercation, one of the suspects brandished a semi-automatic firearm threatening several individuals.

The suspects were later identified as 18-year-old Luke Bradley Prather of Cocoa Beach and 19-year-old Logan Patrick Hansen, also of Cocoa Beach.

Both suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle. Deputy Pete Huminski subsequently located the suspect vehicle in Port Canaveral where Deputy Huminski then stopped the vehicle and took both suspects into custody without further incident.

Agent Mike Fletcher then conducted an investigation that led to the discovery of two semiautomatic handguns located inside the vehicle, along with a felony amount of narcotics and a large sum of U.S. currency.

Prather was charged with Aggravated Assault With Firearm, Felony Battery, Possession Controlled Substance Without Prescription and Possession of Cannabis. Prather is being held in the Brevard County Jail under a no bond status.

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Hansen was charged with Felony Battery, Possession of More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis and Possession of Controlled Substance Without a Prescription. Hansen is being held in the Brevard County Jail on a $9,000 bond.

I would like to commend the efforts of our Deputies and Agents as well as the efforts and actions of the concerned citizens who tried to calm a disturbance and provided the information to identify and ultimately locate the armed suspects.

This is yet another example of how effective partnerships with our citizens help keep our communities safe. Our thoughts are with the victim for a very speedy recovery.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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