‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Suspect Turns Herself In After Tuesday’s Episode
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // March 24, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Tuesday morning during a live broadcast of “Wheel of Fugitive” on Fox 35 News, Julie Ann Newberry was selected as the Fugitive of the Week for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Newberry was wanted for Violation of Community Supervision for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and also for Failure to Appear for Escape and Resisting an Officer With Violence.
After learning that she was on “Wheel of Fugitive,” Newberry did the right thing and quickly turned herself to the Brevard County Jail in an effort to get her life back on track and get her criminal charges behind her.
Newberry admitted to having seen herself being selected on the “Wheel of Fugitive” on the morning news and wanted to do the right thing to close that chapter of her life.
Please join me in commending Newberry for doing the right thing and in taking the first step in addressing her criminal charges.
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.