BCSO’s Fugitive of the Week Suspect, Joseph Odell Arrested After Anonymous Tip By Citizen
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // March 4, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Joseph Odell was taken into custody by Deputies from of our West Precinct after an anonymous tip was given to our Fugitive Unit from a citizen who knew where Odell was hiding.
Odell was arrested less than 24 hours after he was picked as the “Fugitive of the Week” on Wheel of Fugitive with a warrant for Violation of Probation for Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement.
Because of the citizen’s anonymous tip our Fugitive Unit and West Precinct Deputies were able to locate and arrest Odell at the residence of an acquaintance.
Odell was subsequently transported to the Brevard County Jail with a bond of $15,000.
This arrest is another great example of what happens when Law Enforcement and our citizens work together to get criminals off our streets and behind bars.
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.