BCSO Wheel of Fugitive, Billy Massingill and His Mother Arrested For Drug Charges
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 6, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Saturday, members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Bay Police Department were notified by a local citizen that Wheel of Fugitive suspect, Billy G. Massingill was at a local Pawn Shop on Babcock Street in Palm Bay where he had previously pawned various items.
As a result of the tip, Officers from the Palm Bay Police Department immediately responded to the area in an attempt to take Massingill into custody.
As Officers from the Palm Bay Police Department approached Massingill he immediately attempted to flee on foot and was pursued by the officers.
After a short foot pursuit, Massingill got to experience the “5 second ride” as we call it when one of the officers deployed their Taser.
Massingill was immediately taken into custody for Violation of Probation on Heroin charges and Resisting Arrest.
During the conduct of the arrest and investigation Massingill’s mother, Teresa Shumate who drove Massingill to the Pawn Shop was found to be in possession of Crystal Meth and was also arrested on charges for possession of Meth.
Both Massingill and his mom were transported to the Brevard County Jail where our Corrections Deputies and Booking Team eagerly awaited their arrival.
I guess its fair to say that the family that does drugs together goes to jail together.
This is another perfect example of what happens when citizens and Law Enforcement work together to protect their community!
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.