Brevard Sheriff’s Office Arrest ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Suspect Kowon Wade, Thanks To Community Tips

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Late Tuesday night members of our Fugitive Unit located and arrested Kowon Wade who had been a previous winner on the “Wheel of Fugitive. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past week our Fugitive Unit arrested another “Wheel of Fugitive” suspect as the result of good old fashion police work and assistance from our citizens.

Late Tuesday night members of our Fugitive Unit located and arrested Kowon Wade who had been a previous winner on the “Wheel of Fugitive.

Wade was arrested without incident at a residence in Merritt Island where he was located after our Fugitive Unit followed numerous leads that were provided by citizens.

Wade was well aware that he was wanted and that he had been selected as the Fugitive of the Week by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

This was the third time that our Fugitive Unit has had to track Wade down and take him to jail as our wonderful system keeps letting him out of jail and back on the streets.

There is a bit of good news though as Wade promised our Fugitive Unit that this was his last time going to jail and that he was getting his life back on track.

Ironically though, Wade was arrested this time by our Fugitive Unit as he exited the residence to make a drug deal. My guess is that he was going to straighten his life out starting right after he completed one more drug transaction!

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In an effort to help Wade get started on his new path, our Fugitive Unit gave him a ride to the Brevard County Jail where he could have a new home and make new friends!

Please join me in congratulating our Fugitive Unit on a another great arrest and in thanking our citizens for partnering with us to take another criminal off our streets.


Sheriff Wayne Ivey
Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.