‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Contestant Arrested By BCSO Agents After Tips By Community Residents

By  //  July 28, 2017

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Christen Schill-Wehmanen arrested

Wednesday afternoon, “Wheel of Fugitive” contestant Christen Schill-Wehmanen was arrested by Agents from our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, after multiple tips were received on Facebook and through CrimeLine about her whereabouts. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Wednesday afternoon, “Wheel of Fugitive” contestant Christen Schill-Wehmanen was arrested by Agents from our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, after multiple tips were received on Facebook and through CrimeLine about her whereabouts.

Schill-Wehmanen had been a contestant for several weeks on “Wheel of Fugitive” however had not been lucky enough to actually be selected as the “Fugitive of the Week.”

Even though she was not selected, it didn’t stop our citizens from seeing her on the wheel and from sending tips to our Agents on where she could be found.

Using the information supplied by our citizens, our Agents set up surveillance and observed Schill-Wehmanen as she was getting into a vehicle in the Cocoa area.

The vehicle was subsequently stopped by our Agents who took Schill-Wehmanen into custody.

In addition to taking Schill-Wehmanen into custody, our Agents also arrested another passenger in the vehicle on an additional warrant and also the driver of the vehicle for possession of Cocaine.

Schill-Wehmanen was booked in the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond warrant for Failure to Appear Violation of Probation and also for Violation of Community Control reference Burglary and Trafficking in Stolen Property/False Verification of Ownership to a Pawnbroker.

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The best part of the story is that when questioned about knowing she was a contestant on “Wheel of Fugitive,” Schill-Wehmanen acknowledged knowing that she was on the wheel and stated “it’s very embarrassing!”

Well here is a simple rule to keep in mind when you get out of the grey bar hotel…don’t break the law and you don’t have to worry about being embarrassed by being on the “Wheel of Fugitive.”

This arrest and case is another perfect example of what happens when citizens and Law Enforcement work closely together to protect their community!

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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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