Fugitive of the Week John Howard James Jr. Captured In Melbourne

By  //  January 15, 2016

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hiding in the attic of his apartment

This week's contestant for "Wheel of Fugitive" decided he would hide in the attic of an apartment in Melbourne rather than do the right thing and turn himself. (BCSO image)

This week’s contestant for “Wheel of Fugitive” decided he would hide in the attic of an apartment in Melbourne rather than do the right thing and turn himself. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week’s contestant for “Wheel of Fugitive” decided he would hide in the attic of an apartment in Melbourne rather than do the right thing and turn himself.

Earlier today members of our Fugitive Unit determined that Fugitive John Howard James Jr. was hiding inside an apartment in the Melbourne area.

Our team members subsequently conducted a search of the apartment and located James where he was hiding in the attic. I guess he thought we wouldn’t think to look there because no one ever hides in the attic on us.

James was taken into custody without incident and admitted that he knew he was wanted with no bond. Our Fugitive Unit demonstrated that they are good sports by giving James a ride to the Brevard County Jail Complex where he can play hide and seek all he wants with his new friends.

While we did not receive any FaceBook leads on James our team was able to confirm through numerous citizens that he was hiding in the apartment. This is another great job by our citizens and our Fugitive Unit who have partnered together to take a criminal off our street.

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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