‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Suspect Arrested After Losing Game of Hide-and-Seek To S.W.A.T Team From BCSO

By  //  October 6, 2017

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On Wednesday afternoon, members of our Fugitive Unit initiated surveillance on an apartment in Palm Bay where they had information that Paul Norman, this week’s “Wheel Of Fugitive” target was hiding. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Wednesday afternoon, members of our Fugitive Unit initiated surveillance on an apartment in Palm Bay where they had information that Paul Norman, this week’s “Wheel Of Fugitive” target was hiding.

Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, agents observed Norman as he was entering the apartment. Agents subsequently surrounded the apartment and gave verbal commands for Norman to exit the apartment.

Norman refused to acknowledge the verbal commands at which time Uniform Deputies and Patrol Officers from the Palm Bay Police Department also arrived on scene.

After almost 6-hours of directives for Norman to surrender, S.W.A.T. members from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the apartment and took Norman into custody without incident.

After being taken into custody Norman admitted to knowing he was wanted and that Law Enforcement was outside his apartment directing him to surrender himself.

Norman stated that he hoped they would go away and leave him alone.

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Clearly his plan did not work, however, on the bright side, he did get to do a meet-and-greet with our S.W.A.T. Team and Fugitive Agents who were extremely excited to see him!

After the meet-and-greet, Norman was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was detained on a “No Bond” status for Failure to Appear reference Felony Child Abuse, Violation Of Pretrial Release, Failure to Appear reference Resisting Arrest Without Violence and Failure to Appear reference Possession of Cannabis.

Another great job by our Fugitive Agents and S.W.A.T. Team who work hard every day to help keep our community safe!

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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