Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Suspects In Indialantic Homicide

By  //  October 22, 2014

Joseph Milman, 17-year old arrested for murder

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ABOVE MAP: Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, Deputies responded to an emergency call in the 300 block of Riviera Boulevard where Scott “Skippy” Hyatt was discovered shot dead and Robert Mell critically wounded.

BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA — Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agents have arrested an adult and juvenile for their involvement in the murder and attempted murder that occurred in Indialantic on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Milman of Indialantic, center, was the shooter in the murder of “Skippy” Hyatt, left, last Sunday. Robert Mell, right, was also shot critically and remains in the hospital. (BCSO images)

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation determined that 25-year-old Joseph Milman of Indialantic was the shooter in the incident and was charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Firearm.

Joseph Milman
Joseph Milman

Also charged in connection with the incident was the juvenile male suspect. The investigation determined that the juvenile male suspect supplied the firearm that was used, and received proceeds from the robbery.

Milman was taken to the Brevard County Jail, while the juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. Both suspects are being held without bond.

The investigation was initiated on Sunday when deputies responded to a 911 call advising that two men had been shot at the residence located at 370 Riviera Boulevard in Indialantic.

Scott “Skippy” Hyatt
Scott “Skippy” Hyatt

When deputies arrived, they found 48-year-old Robert Mell outside the residence, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mell was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

Robert Mell
Robert Mell

Upon entering the residence, deputies located the body of 51-year-old Scott “Skippy” Hyatt, who was also the victim of a gunshot wound.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation thus far has revealed that Milman had previously talked about committing a robbery for prescription medication that Hyatt possessed. On Sunday, Milman met with the juvenile male suspect at the residence on Oxford Court in Indialantic and obtained a firearm from the juvenile.

Milman then walked to the residence on Riviera where he shot the victims, and then removed the pills from Hyatt’s pocket.

After the robbery, Milman returned to the residence on Oxford Court, giving the firearm to the juvenile male suspect, along with a portion of the stolen drugs before changing clothes and leaving the area.


The juvenile male suspect and Milman were arrested on Tuesday by members of the GAMEOVER Task Force.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Nick Walker of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.