BCSO Agent Commended By Sheriff For Arrest of Brian Akins
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 2, 2014
BCSO Agent Brett Lockhart Arrests Brian Akins On Several Offenses Including Firearm Charges
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — I would like to commend the actions of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Brett Lockhart of the North Precinct for his thoroughness during a recent investigation.
While working the case, Agent Lockhart arrested Brian Akins for several offenses including firearm charges.
Subsequent to the arrest, as Agent Lockhart continued to develop more evidence in the case it was determined that the defendant was making plans to flee the area once he made bond in order to avoid prosecution and prison.
Agent Lockhart quickly worked with the State Attorney’s office to present the newly developed evidence to the Judge at first appearance who then held Akins on “No Bond.”
The extra effort by Agent Lockhart kept the defendant from getting back out on the street where he could avoid prosecution and continue to commit more crimes.
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.