Melbourne Police Arrest Grand Theft Auto Suspect After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

By  //  January 15, 2017

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Melbourne police officers arrested suspected auto thief Jevon T. Williams, 20, after a vehicle and foot pursuit which also included assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. (BCSO image)

Jevon T. Williams, 20, Arrested

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police officers arrested suspected auto thief Jevon T. Williams, 20, after a vehicle and foot pursuit which also included assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

According to Melbourne Police Sgt. Marty Miller, officers were contacted by the resident of 3116 Main Street on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. to report that her orange Chevy SUV was stolen from her driveway.

“At 9:20 a.m., Melbourne police officers observed the vehicle driving eastbound on Florida Avenue from Babcock Street,” said Sgt. Miller.

“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled to the dead end of Florida Avenue before crashing into the wooded area west of the FEC railroad tracks.”

The suspect then fled on foot into the woods.

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“After surrounding the area and enlisting the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, the driver, Jevon T. Williams, was taken into custody without incident,” said Sgt. Miller.

Williams was charged with Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude and Resisting.

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ABOVE MAP: According to Melbourne Police Sgt. Marty Miller, officers were contacted by the resident of 3116 Main Street on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. to report that her orange Chevy SUV was stolen from her driveway.


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