VIDEO: THREE ARRESTED IN SATELLITE BEACH ATTACK
By Space Coast Daily // February 20, 2015
Earlier report that victim was shot erroneous
VICTIM WAS ATTACKED WITH CROWBAR
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects responsible for the vicious attack of a Satellite Beach teenager on Thursday morning.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, arrested were 17-year-old Dylan Thomas and 18-year-old Jessie Umberger of Satellite Beach, along with 18-year-old Rebecca Gotay of Indialantic.
All three were taken into custody this morning after arrest warrants were issued.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Satellite Beach Police held a press conference about the arrest of three suspects responsible for the crowbar attack of a Satellite Beach teenager on Thursday morning.
All three were charged with Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder, and are being held without bond.
The investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and Satellite Beach Police Department, which revealed that the attack was in retaliation for the theft of marijuana and smoking paraphernalia that belonged to Thomas and Umberger.
Authorities believe that the victim was responsible for the theft, and the suspects had been planning to kill him for the past several weeks in retaliation.
Based on the investigation, it was determined that on Wednesday night the three met at a residence where Thomas and Umberger were staying.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, Gotay was to drive her vehicle to the area of the victim’s residence shortly before the victim would leave his residence for school.
Thomas would then exit the vehicle, armed with a crowbar, and kill the victim.
Earlier reports that the victim was shot are erroneous. The victim remains in critical condition.
Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please 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.
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