Two BCSO Fugitives Taken Down, Thanks To Two Anonymous Tips To CRIMELINE
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 7, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Yesterday, members of our Fugitive Unit arrested the “Wheel of Fugitive” suspects from the week of June 21 and June 28 taking two more criminals off our streets.
Gary Shrewsbury had been wanted since March but didn’t last long out on the street after he became the Fugitive of the Week on June 21 and one of our citizens told us where he was hiding by calling Crimeline.
Crimeline provided a possible address that had been received by an anonymous tip after Shrewsbury was shown on our “Wheel of Fugitive” Program.
Agent Bellinger followed up on the tip and subsequently located Shrewsbury on the front porch of the residence.
Shrewsbury was taken into custody without incident and admitted that he was aware that he was the on “Wheel of Fugitive” but had chosen to not do the right thing and turn himself in.
Shrewsbury was transported to the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond status where he was welcomed by our amazing team of Corrections Deputies who made sure he received the finest accommodations we have at the Grey Bar Hotel.
Yesterday, our Fugitive Team also located and arrested Oliver Jenkins who was selected as the Fugitive of the Week on the June 28 episode of “Wheel of Fugitive.”
Jenkins was taken into custody at a residence off School Street in Cocoa after our Fugitive Unit received an anonymous tip about his location.
Agents conducted surveillance in the area and observed Jenkins at the residence. Jenkins surrendered after almost 30 minutes of negotiations with our Fugitive Agents and was taken into custody without incident.
Jenkins admitted to knowing he was a fugitive and to also knowing that he was picked as the Fugitive of the Week on “Wheel of Fugitive.”
Jenkins actually admitted to our Agents that his goal was to evade capture as long as possible instead of doing the right thing and turning himself in.
Our Agents shared with Jenkins that their goal was to arrest him and get him off the streets of Brevard County and that they always achieve their goals.
Jenkins was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was also detained on a No Bond status.
This is another perfect example of what happens when Law Enforcement Officers and citizens work together to take criminals off our streets. Great job by everyone!!
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.
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