Man Arrested After Robbing Two Pizza Delivery Drivers With Knife In Merritt Island
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // December 13, 2016
27-year-old David Poindexter Arrested
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week, Deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct responded to a citizen’s emergency 9-1-1 call reference an armed robbery.
Deputies subsequently arrived at an apartment complex in the area of Skylark Avenue in Merritt Island relating to a pizza delivery driver who reported he was robbed at knife point while delivering a pizza.
During the robbery, the suspect held the delivery driver at knife point while reaching into his pockets and taking his money prior to fleeing on foot.
The initial investigation led Agents to believe an individual identified as 27-year-old David Poindexter could be the suspect who committed the robbery, but were unable to positively identify him at the time.
The next day, December 7, East Precinct Deputies responded to the same area relating to another reported armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver.
Upon arrival, Deputies learned a man matching the same description as the suspect who committed the robbery the previous day had robbed another delivery driver at knife point taking his wallet, money, and cellular telephone before fleeing the area.
East Precinct General Crimes Agents responded to the scene and were able to locate a witness who positively identified Poindexter as the robbery suspect.
Agents then located and arrested Poindexter at a nearby residence. A search warrant was also served at the residence, which resulted in the recovery of the victim’s wallet and cellular telephone.
In addition to the victim’s property being recovered, Agents also located the clothing worn by Poindexter during both robberies as well as a knife that was believed to have been used. Poindexter later confessed to both robberies and was transported to the Brevard County Jail with NO BOND.
As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of our entire team that was involved in this case for their incredible service to our community!! Because of their abilities, professionalism, and passion for the job, each is a tremendous asset to our agency and another violent criminal is off our streets!
Please join me in thanking our East Precinct Team for their commitment and dedication to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and protecting our citizens!
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.