‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Suspect Arrested By Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Thanks To Community Tips
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // September 24, 2016
Was This Week's 'Fugitive of the Week'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Late Thursday afternoon, members of our Fugitive Unit arrested Ericka Collier who was this week’s “Wheel of Fugitive” suspect.
Collier was taken into custody at a shopping plaza in Palm Bay after she was observed leaving a residence in the immediate area.
Fugitive Agents had previously received information from citizens who had observed Collier being named as the Fugitive of the Week on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office FaceBook Page.
Collier was taken into custody without incident and admitted knowing she was wanted and also that she had been named as the Fugitive of the Week on “Wheel of Fugitive.”
Collier further stated that she had been notified by numerous friends that she was on “Wheel of Fugitive” and had full intentions of turning herself in, as she knew it was only a matter of time before she was arrested.
Ironically, she was exactly right in her thinking because our agency received numerous tips through “Wheel of Fugitive” telling our Agents where they could locate and arrest Collier.
This is yet another great example of what happens when citizens and Law Enforcement work hand in hand to take criminals off our streets and put them behind bars where they belong.
Man I can’t wait for next week’s broadcast of “Wheel of Fugitive!!”
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.