Teamwork Puts Dangerous Criminal Behind Bars
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 3, 2013
Sheriff cites outstanding work to convict parker
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Please join me in thanking all of the law enforcement officers and criminal justice partners that have worked tirelessly on the conviction of 29-year-old Leaundrea D. Parker.
Parker was convicted of armed burglary of a dwelling with a firearm, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, aggravated child abuse, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. The convictions led to a life sentence that will run consecutive to Parker’s other current prison sentences.
Deserving recognition for their unwavering commitment to take Parker permanently off our streets are Sergeant Kent Sellers and the GCU team at East Precinct, Major JJ Woolsey, Lieutenant Dan Singleton and the entire GAMEOVER Task Force, the BCSO SWAT Team, the Palm Bay Police Department, the Cocoa Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office led by State Attorney Phil Archer and Chief Bill Respess.
Parker’s most recent arrest and case were for an armed home invasion in Palm Bay where a woman and her 15-year-old daughter were scalded with hot oil.
Parker’s most recent arrest and case were for an armed home invasion in Palm Bay where a woman and her 15-year-old daughter were scalded with hot oil. Parker was also recently sentenced to a 30+ year prison sentence on unrelated charges for shooting into an occupied home and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Parker was also recently sentenced to a 30+ year prison sentence on unrelated charges for shooting into an occupied home and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
To put this sentence into perspective Chief Assistant State Attorney Bill Respess stated, “He’s never getting out.”
I can’t say enough about the outstanding team work and effort by everyone involved. I know our citizens are just as proud as I am of these incredible officers and attorneys who risk their lives to protect our communities.
I am equally as proud of all of the law enforcement agencies in Brevard who partner together every day with our community to rid the county of those who choose to victimize our citizens.
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.