Mims Man Arrested After Running From Titusville Crash Scene With Child, Sniffed Out By K-9 ‘Jack’
By Space Coast Daily // June 22, 2018
crash happened around 6:20 a.m.
**UPDATE**BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police have released more information on the vehicle vs. building crash Friday morning in Titusville near the 4500 block of South Washington Ave. that involved a man and a child.
Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a red 2017 4-door Hyundai Elantra was traveling northbound on South Washington Ave. when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center median and crashed into a house.
After the crash, both, the man and the child, fled the scene on foot in the area of Mount Vernon Avenue and Coquina Avenue.
Titusville Police say they then set up a perimeter and called in the K-9 unit to help track the suspect (driver).
A short time later, K-9 ‘Jack’ located the suspect and the child hiding in some bushes.
Police identified the suspect and the driver of the vehicle as 32-year-old Quentin Ymu Mitchell Jr. from Mims.
Mitchell and the child were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. After receiving treatment, Mitchell was released from the hospital and booked into the Brevard County Jail where he is being held without bond.
Mitchell is charged with the following:
– Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Property Damage
– Driving with Knowledge of a Suspended License
– Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence
– Violation of Probation
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