Deputies Nab Violent Fugitive In Palm Bay

By  //  September 28, 2012

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Suspected Of Attack On Friday

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A violent fugitive wanted on numerous charges of aggravated stalking was arrested Friday by members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s GAMEOVER Task Force.

Terrence Lakeman

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Lt. Tod Goodyear said Terrence Lakeman, 43, was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

“Upon being confronted by members of the Task Force, Lakeman physically resisted, however was taken into custody without any injuries to either him or law enforcement personnel,” Goodyear said. “Lakeman will be transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex where he will be held on a No Bond status reference his outstanding warrants.”

He was wanted for outstanding charges of aggravated stalking and is suspected of the violent beating of his former girlfriend Friday morning at the McDonald’s Restaurant, 5370 Stadium Parkway, in Viera.

Lakeman, a Jamaican National, has a long history of violence and fled the Viera McDonalds in a gold-colored, crossover type vehicle, similar to a Pontiac Aztec.

“Today’s incident took place in the bathroom of the McDonald’s at approximately 9:45 a.m. after a scheduled court hearing was cancelled,” Goodyear said. “Lakeman allegedly followed the victim to the restaurant and watched her from the parking lot. Upon observing the victim entering the restroom, the suspect entered the restaurant and immediately walked in to the restroom.”

According to Goodyear, once Lakeman was alone with the victim, she was violently beaten and left critically injured on the restroom floor.

“The suspect then exited the restaurant and was observed by witnesses leaving the scene in the above described vehicle,” Goodyear said. “The victim was transported by a life flight helicopter to a Trauma Center where she has been upgraded to stable condition.”

Anyone with information about the Vioera McDonald’s incident or Terrence Lakeman is asked to call either the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Domestic Violence Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).  All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.