Sheriff Agents, Marshals Take Down Fugitive
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff's Department // July 17, 2013
Fugitive arrested in Titusville
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey discusses the “Game Over” Task Force with key law enforcement officials including Titusville Police Chief John Lau, Brevard County Sheriff’s Department Major JJ Woolsey and Lt. Dan Singleton.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Today, agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Game Over” Task Force and the U.S. Marshal Service Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 27-year-old Paul Leavy at a residence in Titusville.
The Agents received information from the U.S. Marshal Service in Philadelphia PA, that Leavy was hiding in Brevard County and was wanted in Philadelphia for charges of aggravated assault, robbery, possession of a firearm with altered serial number and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The investigation determined that Leavy was at an apartment complex located on Tree Lane, Titusville, where he was located and arrested without incident and is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.
This arrest is another perfect example of inter-agency cooperation that works to take violent offenders off our streets. By working together we create a force multiplier that increases the number of criminals we put behind bars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.