VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit Tracks Down Suspect Hiding In Tree

By  //  June 26, 2017

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SHERIFF: SUSPECT used a knife during the attack

ABOVE VIDEO: With the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, Brevard County Deputies arrested a 38-year-old white male on Sunday, resulting from a domestic disturbance in unincorporated Cocoa.

“YOU CAN RUN, HIDE AND EVEN CLIMB A TREE BUT YOU WILL ONLY GO TO JAIL TIRED WHEN THE BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AVIATION UNIT GETS ON SCENE.” – Sheriff Wayne Ivey

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, Brevard County Deputies arrested a 38-year-old white male on Sunday, resulting from a domestic disturbance in unincorporated Cocoa.

The subject was charged with Aggravated Battery, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, two counts of Violation of Probation, and is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on No Bond.

The investigation began early Sunday morning when West Precinct Deputies responded to a residence regarding a complaint. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with the victim who stated she was physically attacked by her boyfriend.

According to the victim, the suspect hit her repeatedly as well as used a knife during the attack before fleeing the residence prior to the Deputies arrival.

As a result of their investigation, Deputies learned of a location in Merritt Island where the suspect was possibly hiding in an effort to evade arrest.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct Deputies responded to the area and made contact with an individual who advised no one else was at the location.

After receiving consent to search for the suspect, Deputies observed the suspect fleeing on foot. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, the subject was found hiding in a tree where he had attempted to conceal himself from the Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

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Deputies were subsequently directed to the subject’s location where he was taken into custody without further incident.

Great job by our entire team and it only goes to show that you can run, hide and even climb a tree but your only going to go to jail tired!

 – Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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