Wheel of Fugitive Suspect Arrested In Less Than 24-Hours After Brevard’s Favorite Show Airs
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // February 21, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past week members of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Teaon Gay who was last week’s Wheel of Fugitive suspect.
Gay was actually apprehended less than 24 hours after he was selected on Tuesday night during our Wheel of Fugitive Facebook Post.
Gay was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex off Deleon Ave. in Titusville after our Fugitive Agents pursued various leads throughout the day about Gay’s potential whereabouts.
While on surveillance, Agents observed Gay exit an apartment a position himself in the back seat of a vehicle occupied by three females.
At the time he exited the apartment, Gay was attempting to conceal his face and identity using a bandana however after a brief mobile surveillance our Agents were able to positively identify him inside the vehicle.
Gay was subsequently taken into custody in accordance with the “No Bond” warrant for his arrest for Violation of Community Control for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Handcuff Key.
Gay knew that he was named as the Wheel of Fugitive suspect after his mom called him Wednesday morning to tell him he had been chosen of Wheel of Fugitive.
While at the Booking Desk of the Brevard County Jail Complex, Gay telephonically contacted his mom and simply stated “they got me mom!!” Sometimes words are enough!!
Another great job by our Fugitive Unit in taking criminals off our streets!
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.