Suspected Shooter of Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Expected To Be Released On Bond
By Space Coast Daily // December 14, 2015
John Derossett charged with attempted murder
ABOVE VIDEO: John Derossett, 65, the suspect accused of attempting to murder three law enforcement officers during a Port St. John prostitution investigation, posted bond on Sunday, according to WFTV.com.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — John Derossett, 65, the suspect accused of attempting to murder three law enforcement officers during a Port St. John prostitution investigation last August, posted bond on Sunday, according to WFTV.com.
Derossett, 65, who had his bond set at $450,000 last Friday, is in the Orange County Jail and is currently awaiting extradition to Brevard County before his release from jail, according to Orange County Jail officials.
Derossett is accused of shooting Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Casey Smith on August 20.
The incident began while Investigative Agents were conducting a criminal investigation regarding a complaint of prostitution.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, as the Investigative Agents attempted to arrest Mary Ellyn Derossett, John Derossett exited the residence and fired shots at the deputies, several of which struck Agent Smith. Agent Smith returned fire, striking Derossett.
Derossett was wounded in the incident and received medical treatment at a local hospital.
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