Melbourne Police Arrest Geoffrey Headley for Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Mischief
By Space Coast Daily // February 5, 2018
officers find suspect hiding near mother's backyard
SUSPECT DAMAGES PATROL CAR DURING ARREST
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police arrested Geoffrey William Headley, 30, Friday evening and charged him with five separate crimes including Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest with Violence and Criminal Mischief.
The incident began, when Melbourne police officers were called to the 2300 block of Leewood Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Friday in response to a disturbance.
According to a Melbourne police report, officers arrived on the scene after a neighbor reported Headley had become belligerent, cursing at him as he got into his truck.
The neighbor also reported that Headley threw two stools at him while he was in his truck.
Melbourne police said that Headley then began to repeatedly smash his forehead against the driver side door window of his neighbor’s truck, leaving dried blood on the window.
Officers said they then went to speak with Headley’s mother who lived nearby, and she said her son was not in the house and had likely jumped the fence in the backyard.
Melbourne police officers searched the backyard areas and found Headley hiding near a fence under a bush attempting to conceal himself.
According to the arrest affidavit, Headley was ordered to get up and officers asked him if he had a gun. The suspect replied, “Gun, I’ll show you a gun!”
Police said Headley made an aggressive walk towards the arresting officer who then secured one handcuff. Headley pulled away and began to resist both officers.
“The suspect struggled with the officers until he was placed on the ground and both handcuffs were secured,” said police.
Before Headley was placed in the patrol car, he used his belt to scratch the rear passenger quarter panel causing deep scratches and gouges.
Headley was taken to Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment and then was transported to the Brevard County Jail and turned over to Brevard County Corrections Officers for booking.
Headley is being held on a $19,000 bond.
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