Two ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ Contestants Arrested By Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // August 8, 2018
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week two more Brevard County Fugitives found their way to the Brevard County Jail after finding themselves as contestants on the “Wheel of Fugitive.”
Charles Richardson was featured on “Wheel of Fugitive®️” three weeks ago, and even though he wasn’t the “Fugitive of the Week” it didn’t stop our citizens from calling Crimeline to tell our partners at the Palm Bay Police Department where he was hiding!
When members of PBPD surrounded the house where Richardson was hiding he still tried to elude officers by trying to run out the back door. PBPD Officers quickly grabbed him and took him into custody.
At the time of his arrest, Richardson admitted to knowing he had a warrant for his arrest and to knowing he was on the “Wheel of Fugitive.” Apparently Richardson knew the minute the show aired that he was featured on it, but obviously had no intention of doing the right thing!
Richardson was transported to the Brevard County Jail on charges of Failure to Appear/Violation of Community Control for Sale and Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin and Drug Offender Probation for Possession of Heroin. Richardson was held on a No Bond Status in accordance with the warrant.
In addition to Richardson’s arrest, earlier today members of our Fugitive Unit arrested last night’s “Wheel of Fugitive” winner, Jermaine Wallace, who was taken into custody after our Fugitive Agents pursued various investigative leads that identified the residence where Wallace was hiding.
Wallace was arrested without incident at a residence in Melbourne and openly admitted that he knew he was on the “Wheel of Fugitive” yet took no action to turn himself in. Wallace was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was held on a No Bond Status for Violation of Community Control for Trafficking in Stolen Property, False Verification of Ownership to a Pawnbroker less than $300.00.
You would think that by now, Fugitives would understand that if you see your picture on the “Wheel of Fugitive®️” you are just a short time away of seeing yourself at the Brevard County Jail!
Another great job by our citizens, our Fugitive Unit and our partners at the Palm Bay Police Department!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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