Sheriff Seeks Man Suspected of Severe Cruelty Causing Death of Dog
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 10, 2015
BCSO seeking Joseph Raymond Frederick
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking to arrest 39-year-old Joseph Raymond Frederick for Cruelty To Animals and Animal Abandonment.
The suspect abandoned the dog pictured above in a state of starvation, which ultimately resulted in the death of the animal.
As a result of the severe cruelty and mistreatment at the hands of the defendant, the dog suffered tremendously over an extended period of time, and unfortunately could not be saved even with the emergency medical services by the staff of a local veterinarian.
Frederick’s current location is unknown, however, he is known to frequent the areas of Cocoa, West Cocoa and Williams Point.
Let’s work together to make sure this suspect is located and arrested before he can harm another innocent and helpless pet.
If you know Frederick’s whereabouts, please contact us immediately by sending us a Personal Message on Facebook, contacting our Animal Cruelty Investigator at 321-266-9968, or contact CrimeLine at 800-423-TIPS.
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.