Brevard County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit Apprehends Two ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Suspects
By Space Coast Daily // June 10, 2016
BUSY WEEK FOR BCSO FUGITIVE UNIT
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, our Fugitive Unit apprehended two of our “Wheel of Fugitive” contestants who had decided to try and play Hide-and-Seek with our citizens and Fugitive Unit, instead of doing the right thing by manning up and turning themselves in to face their charges.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, members of our Fugitive Unit located this week’s Fugitive of the Week, Mr. Andrew Williams at an apartment complex in Melbourne. Mr. Williams was located through various investigative leads developed by Agent Dasher of our Fugitive Unit.
Williams was observed coming out of an apartment to smoke a cigarette at which time Agents approached and apprehended him without incident.
To make matters worse Williams decided he would try to trick the Agents who had tracked him down, so he attempted to provide a false name. Really?
Did you really think that was gonna work after they tracked you down and had you under surveillance?
Williams, who also had cocaine in his pocket, was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was booked on various charges with a bond of $30,000.
Later in the day our team located Mr. Lensford Hyman, who was our Fugitive of the Week from two episodes ago at a residence in Rockledge. Hyman had been evading capture for two weeks as our Agents were continually following up on leads since the time he was selected on the “Wheel of Fugitive.”
The Rockledge residence where Hyman was hiding was surrounded by our Agents who were able to convince Hyman to surrender after hiding inside for approximately 15 minutes. Hyman stated that he had been going from one friend’s house to another whenever he felt the Fugitive Unit was closing in.
Hyman admitted to knowing he was selected on “Wheel of Fugitive,” however was going to try and avoid arrest for as long as he could. Thanks to a number of citizens who assisted our Fugitive Unit by providing various investigative leads his hiding out was short lived!
Hyman was also transported to the beautiful Brevard County Jail where he was booked on a No Bond status.
As always I want to commend our Fugitive Unit and our citizens for working together to get Fugitives off our streets and safely behind bars where they belong.
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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.