GAMEOVER Task Force Arrests 800th Dangerous Suspect

By  //  October 1, 2012

Unit Created In 2008

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Late last week the GAMEOVER Task Force set a milestone for law enforcement in Brevard County by making its 800th arrest since its formation.

On Friday,Terrance Lakeman became the 800th dangerous suspect arrested by members of the GAMEOVER Task Force. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

“The GAMEOVER Task Force continues to demonstrate why partnerships are so important and effective,” Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker said. “This unit is a model program for law enforcement efforts across the country and continues to make Brevard County safer every day by removing the worst of the worst from our communities. This is a very dangerous assignment and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved.”

The GAMEOVER Task Force was created in March 2008 and is made up of personnel from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Titusville Police Department, Cocoa Police Department, Rockledge Police Department, Melbourne Police Department, Palm Bay Police Department, Department of Corrections Probation & Parole and the Brevard County State Attorney’s Office.

Brevard County Sheirff’s Department public information officer Lt. Tod Goodyear said that late Friday afternoon, task force members tracked down and arrested Terrance Lakeman, 43, a Jamaican National.

Merritt Island murder suspect Devonte Bradley was arrested by the GAMEOVER Task Force on Thursday. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Department)

He was observed by GAMEOVER members in the area of Emerson and Minton Road in Palm Bay.  As GAMEOVER Task Force members attempted to take Lakeman into custody, he physically resisted arrest and after a violent struggle, he was arrested.

Lakeman was officially charged after an arrest warrant was issued for hom for Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery-Domestic Violence, Aggravated Stalking-Domestic Violence, and Violation of Pre-Trial Release Conditions-Domestic Violence, in reference to the violent attack that occurred in Viera on Friday morning.

Goodyear said he was additionally charged with two counts of Aggravated Stalking relating to previous Domestic Violence incidents and Resisting Arrest with Violence for his physical resistance at the time of arrest. Lakeman is currently being held with a No Bond status at the Brevard County Jail.

It was actually the second impacting arrest last week for the GAMEOVER Task Force, which arrested 19-year-old Devonte Bradley on Thursday for a murder on  Merritt lsland earlier in the week.