Deputies Commended On Arrest of Auto Theft Suspect
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 24, 2013
quick actions and professionalism
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I want to take a minute and brag on four members of our agency that are assigned to the North Precinct for their quick actions and professionalism while assisting one of our citizens that had recently been victimized.
Last night I was contacted by a citizen who shared with me that two vehicles had been stolen from his front yard Sunday during the early morning hours.
The victim contacted the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to file a report. Cpl. Jason Speece, Deputy John Hudgens, and Deputy Michael Hriciso responded to the call for service and within an hour had recovered both vehicles in two separate locations.
The recovery lead to the identification of a suspect which was then followed up on by Agent L. Phillips who thoroughly investigated the case and arrested the suspect, Shawn Kelly.
I am extremely proud of the aggressive actions of Cpl. Speece, Dep. Hudgens, Dep. Hriciso and Agent Phillips who work hard everyday to protect our community. I am also thankful for our many citizens who take the time each week to let our team know just how much they are appreciated.
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.