Burglary Suspect Wilford McCloud Shot By Resident In Titusville

By  //  December 8, 2014

has serious but non-life threatening injuries

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A suspect in multiple overnight burglaries was shot in the yard of a residence on Foothill Drive in Titusville just after 12 midnight on Sunday by a nearby resident, who is also an off-duty deputy, according to the Titusville Police Department.

The suspect, identified by police as Wilford McCloud, 32, of Titusville, is facing multiple charges in the incident including several burglaries in the Foothill Drive area, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Jessie Holton had been alerted by another resident of burglaries in progress. According to police, McCloud violently resisted arrest and Holton responded to the threat, discharging his firearm.

Wilford McCloud
Wilford McCloud

McCloud was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Titusville police,  McCloud was arrested just days before for carrying a concealed firearm by a convicted felon and has an extensive arrest record.

The Titusville Police Department is conducting the investigation concerning the incident. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is also conducting an independent and parallel investigation into the Use of Force.

Sheriff’s Agent Holton is an eight-year employee with the Sheriff’s Office and a decorated combat veteran serving with the U.S. Marines. He was placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is a common practice in investigations of this nature.