Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Burglary Suspect After Tips From Community On Facebook
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // October 18, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – After citizens responded to a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, agents arrested a burglary suspect.
North Precinct General Crimes agents arrested 43-year-old Jeremy Humphreys, of Mims, charging him with Occupied Burglary and Violation of Probation.
Humphreys was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held under No Bond.
The arrest was related to a burglary that occurred onOctober 3, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m. at an address on Oxyoke Road in Mims.
The victim, who was on his back porch, received a motion detector alert from his security system. The victim then entered his attached garage, where the activation originated and observed a male running from his residence with two full gas cans.
Images taken from the victim’s surveillance video were posted on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Within days of the posting, the community responded with multiple tips that identified Humphreys as the person depicted in the images. Agents were able to locate Humphreys where he was taken into custody without incident and charged with the burglary.
Anyone who may have further information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Christopher Ginther of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, North general Crimes Unit, at 321-264-5210.
I truly can’t thank our citizens enough for partnering with us to help keep our community safe and to take another criminal off our streets! Thanks to our citizens, this individual, who has an extensive criminal history, is now safely behind bars where he can no longer victimize 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.