VIDEO: Brevard Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Cocoa Police Apprehend Fleeing Felony Suspect

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Antario Lavon McCoy, 22, arrested

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AVIATION UNIT, WEST PRECINCT DEPUTIES, AND COCOA POLICE DEPARTMENT APPREHEND VIOLENT FELONY SUSPECTEarly this morning the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit along with Deputies from our West Precinct and members of the Cocoa Police Department apprehended Antario Lavon McCoy (DOB: 08/28/93) who was operating a stolen vehicle and was also wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary of a Conveyance While Armed, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, and various other drug related charges.The arrest was initiated around 1:45 in the morning when members of the Cocoa Police Department requested the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and Deputies to apprehend the suspect in a stolen 2016 Mustang that had eluded Law Enforcement several times during the past two weeks at a high rate of speed.As the vehicle was observed leaving a local business our Aviation Unit initiated surveillance and observed the vehicle as it traveled west bound on S.R. 520. As Law Enforcement attempted to initiate a traffic stop the suspect attempted to elude arrest by traveling at a high rate of speed down Clearlake Road. Since the Aviation Unit had the suspect under air surveillance the marked units terminated the pursuit and allowed the helicopter to maintain a visual on the suspect vehicle. As the driver continued traveling at a high rate of speed down Clearlake he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a crosswalk sign at the intersection of Dixon and Clearlake. The driver immediately exited the stolen vehicle and fled on foot at which time he was apprehended by Deputies in the Winn Dixie Parking Lot.In addition to the already existing charges McCoy was charged with: Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Grand Theft Firearm (Stolen from vehicle burglary in Pt. St. John), Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest Without Violence.This is another great example of your Brevard County Law Enforcement Agencies working closely together to get a violent criminal off our streets. I could not be more proud of our West Precinct Deputies, Aviation Unit, and the other Law Enforcement Officers who worked together to get this violent criminal behind bars once again!!Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Posted by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida (Official) on Sunday, February 14, 2016

ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, along with Deputies from the BCSO West Precinct and members of the Cocoa Police Department, apprehended Antario Lavon McCoy , 22, around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, along with Deputies from the BCSO West Precinct and members of the Cocoa Police Department, apprehended Antario Lavon McCoy, 22, who was operating a stolen vehicle.

McCoy was also wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary of a Conveyance While Armed, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, and various other drug related charges.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, the arrest was initiated around 1:45 a.m. Sunday when members of the Cocoa Police Department requested the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and Deputies to apprehend the suspect in a stolen 2016 Mustang that had eluded Law Enforcement several times during the past two weeks at a high rate of speed.

“As the vehicle was seen leaving a local business our Aviation Unit initiated surveillance and observed the vehicle as it traveled west bound on State Road 520,” said Sheriff Ivey.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“As Law Enforcement attempted to initiate a traffic stop the suspect attempted to elude arrest by traveling at a high rate of speed down Clearlake Road. Since the Aviation Unit had the suspect under air surveillance the marked units terminated the pursuit and allowed the helicopter to maintain a visual on the suspect vehicle. As the driver continued traveling at a high rate of speed down Clearlake he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a crosswalk sign at the intersection of Dixon and Clearlake.

The driver immediately exited the stolen vehicle and fled on foot, at which time he was apprehended by Deputies in the Winn Dixie Parking Lot.”

In addition to the already existing charges McCoy was charged with Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Grand Theft Firearm (Stolen from vehicle burglary in Port St. John), Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. (BCSO image)

In addition to the already existing charges Antario Lavon McCoy was charged with Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Grand Theft Firearm (Stolen from vehicle burglary in Port St. John), Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. (BCSO image)

In addition to the already existing charges McCoy was charged with Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Grand Theft Firearm (Stolen from vehicle burglary in Port St. John), Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest Without Violence.

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“This is another great example of your Brevard County Law Enforcement Agencies working closely together to get a violent criminal off our streets,” said Sheriff Ivey.

“I could not be more proud of our West Precinct Deputies, Aviation Unit, and the other Law Enforcement Officers who worked together to get this violent criminal behind bars once again!”

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