Wheel of Fugitive Suspect Turns Himself In To Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // April 7, 2017
Was In The Florida Keys
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week’s “Wheel of Fugitive” suspect, Michael Lakes did the right thing and turned himself in to the Brevard County Jail after learning he was selected on “Wheel of Fugitive.”
Mr. Lakes was wanted for Failure to Appear regarding a Carrying a Concealed Firearm charge and also an additional traffic offense.
Mr. Lakes was actually in the keys and was trying to schedule a new court date, however after he became aware that he was selected on the “Wheel of Fugitive” and spoke with one of our Fugitive Agents by telephone he turned himself in so that he could do the right thing and face the charges as quickly as possible.
I applaud Mr. Lakes for not only doing the right thing but for also taking the first step in getting his life back on track!!
Please join me and our agency in wishing him well in his future endeavors!
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.