Brevard Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Armed Tavern Robber After Vehicle Chase
By Space Coast Daily // June 20, 2016
Wayne Alan Massey, 47, Arrested
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 47-year-old Wayne Alan Massey after a vehicle chase ended on Grissom Parkway Monday afternoon.
Massey is being charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Petit Theft, Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement.
According to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Deputies responded to KT’s Tavern, located at 5150 Highway 520 in response to an Armed Robbery.
The victims told the Deputies that a white male had entered KT’s Tavern displaying a firearm and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the business in a bright yellow Jeep.
Deputies responding to the area quickly located the jeep heading north on Grissom Parkway and attempted to stop the vehicle.
According to Cpl. Jacobs, Massey refused to comply and the deputies engaged the vehicle in a short pursuit.
“A deputy quickly found an opportunity to safely terminate the pursuit, which resulted in the jeep crashing into the median and the suspect was taken into custody,” said Cpl. Jacobs in a release.
“There were no other suspects or occupants of the vehicle.”
The suspect was identified as Massey, who was transported to a nearby hospital with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries. Upon release from the hospital, Massey will be transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held without Bond.
Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the suspects are encouraged to please contact Agent Chase Goff of the West Precinct General Crimes Unit via the Sheriff’s Communications Center at 321-633-7162.
You can also callr CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
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ABOVE MAP: Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 47-year-old Wayne Alan Massey after a vehicle chase Monday afternoon on Grissom Parkway. According to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Deputies responded to KT’s Tavern, located at 5150 Highway 520 in response to an Armed Robbery.