Wheel of Fugitive Suspect Arrested Last Week, Thanks To Citizen’s Tip In Anonymous Call

By  //  June 6, 2017

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McAllister-Stafford was taken into custody late last week after our Fugitive Agents conducted surveillance on the apartment that had been identified by the anonymous caller. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Elizabeth McAllister-Stafford knew she was wanted, knew she was on the “Wheel of Fugitive” and made no effort to turn herself in.

Even after receiving numerous messages from friends about being on the “Wheel of Fugitive” and even watching herself on FaceBook being selected as the Fugitive of the Week, she chose to not do the right thing of turning herself in, but instead try to hide from our Fugitive Unit and approximately 600,000 citizens who partner with our agency to get criminals off our streets.

What she probably didn’t expect in her planning was that a member of our community would give an anonymous tip about where she was hiding to our Fugitive Unit so that they could go arrest her.

McAllister-Stafford was taken into custody late last week after our Fugitive Agents conducted surveillance on the apartment that had been identified by the anonymous caller.

As she attempted to enter a vehicle at the apartment our team took her into custody and then transported her to the beautiful Brevard County Jail where she was held on a No Bond status.

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I want to personally thank the citizen who provided the tip about McAllister-Stafford’s location for partnering with our agency to keep our community safe.

This arrest is another perfect example of what happens when Law Enforcement and citizens work together to protect a community.

Oh and one last thing…if you’re a fugitive and you see yourself on the “Wheel of Fugitive” either do the right thing and turn yourself in, or go ahead and pack your toothbrush cause our citizens are going to tell us where we can find you!

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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.

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.


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