Sheriff Wayne Ivey Commends FTO David Turbeville For Quick Action After Armed Robbery

By  //  May 13, 2016

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suspect identified as Steven Wayne Cart

BCSO FTO David Turbeville was the first to arrive on scene and observed a male matching the description running out of the parking lot. The suspect was challenged and taken into custody without resistance.

BCSO FTO David Turbeville was the first to arrive on scene of an Armed Robbery and observed a male matching the description of the suspect running out of the parking lot. The suspect was challenged and taken into custody without resistance. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock.

West Precinct Deputies responded to the Walmart located at 8500 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne on Thursday regarding an armed robbery in the parking lot. The caller advised that the robbery had just occurred and provided a description of the suspect.

BCSO FTO David Turbeville was the first to arrive on scene and observed a male matching the description running out of the parking lot. The suspect was challenged and taken into custody without resistance. The suspect was then positively identified as 19-year-old Steven Wayne Cart.

Steven Cart

Steven Cart

The investigation revealed that the victim was attempting to take a short nap in his car when he was awakened to the sight and sounds of someone reaching inside his car through the passenger side open window.

The victim advised that the suspect then demanded the victim’s cellular telephone. The suspect then pulled a revolver style handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim, forcing the victim to surrender his valuables.

As the suspect fled, the victim then flagged down a citizen and asked them to call 9-1-1.

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After his arrest, the suspect confessed to the robbery. The weapon used was confirmed to be a realistic in appearance airsoft pistol/BB gun.

Cart was then transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex without further incident under a NO Bond status.

FTO Turbeville has ben employed with the BCSO for the past 2 years and was employed by the Cocoa Beach Police Department for 5 years prior to his service with the BCSO.

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As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of David for his incredible service to our community!! Because of his ability, professionalism and passion for the job, he is a tremendous asset to our agency.

Please join me in thanking David for his commitment and dedication to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and protecting our citizens.

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ABOVE MAP: BCSO FTO David Turbeville was the first to arrive on scene of an Armed Robbery and observed a male matching the description of the suspect running out of the Walmart parking lot, located at 8500 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.

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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