Sheriff Wayne Ivey: If You Harm An Animal Or Human…We Are Coming To Get You!
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 11, 2015
fugitive unit arrests animal Cruelty suspect
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Monday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested 39-year-old Joseph Raymond Frederick, who was wanted for Cruelty to Animals and Animal Abandonment.
Pictures of Frederick and of his dog were posted Sunday on our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Due to the incredible support of our citizens, the post garnered the attention of thousands as it was shared across the country.
The post reached over 600,000 people and generated over 50 different tips. As a result of the tips and some good old fashion investigative work, our Agents located and arrested him at a hotel in Cocoa.
There is no doubt that this defendant knew he was wanted and that our community was hot on his trail through social media! He told our Agents that he was planning to turn himself in tomorrow.
Here is a tip for you Frederick, if you harm an animal or human in Brevard County you won’t get the chance to plan your surrender as we are coming to get you!
A well deserved thank you to our incredible citizens, our Animal Cruelty Team, and our Fugitive Unit for turning up the heat and making sure this suspect can’t harm another pet!
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.
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. 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.