Titusville Murder Suspect Turns Self In

By  //  July 5, 2012

In Custody

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The suspect wanted for murdering a Titusville man early Tuesday morning surrendered to authorities about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes. 

Cedric Jermaine Wiley, 33, has been arrested for the murder of Todd Eldridge Thomas. (Image courtesy Titusville Police Department)

Titusville police said Cedric Jermaine Wiley, 33, who has previously resided at 945 Allendale Street in Titusville, turned himself in without incident effectively ending a two-day manhunt by law enforcement seeking his whereabouts.

Responding to reports of gunfire at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Titusville police discovered Todd Eldridge Thomas, 50, had been shot in the 1000 block of Fourth Avenue.

Thomas was discovered by police  lying on the ground outside of a home suffering from injuries related to a shooting.

Todd Eldridge Thomas, 50, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Titusville. (Image courtesy Titusville Police Department)

He resided at 1049 South Deleon Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene, shortly after arrival of Titusville Fire and Emergency Services.

At that point a search began for Wiley, who was acquainted with the victim.

Upon his surrender, Wiley was arrested for first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and additional charges

Wiley has an extensive previous felony arrest record.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Tyler Wright at 321-264-7811 or by calling CRIMELINE 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.