K-9 Officer ‘Jack’ Takes Down Armed Suspect Wielding, Waving Knife In Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // October 30, 2018
Scott Anthony Burnett, 38, arrested after threatening victim with knife
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police K-9 Officer ‘Jack’ helped take down a suspect wielding and waving a knife on Monday, along the street near Plantation Oaks in Titusville.
The suspect was arrested and identified as Scott Anthony Burnett, 38, from Palm Bay.
According to Officer Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department, at around 5:20 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a verbal disturbance at a residence on the 400 block, inside the gated neighborhood of Plantain Oaks.
The investigation by police has revealed that Burnett threatened the victim, stole a number of various items and fled the house on foot.
Within minutes, concerned residents from Plantain Oaks approached police and stated that a man, who matched the description of the suspect, was walking down the street waiving a knife.
Police quickly acted and located the suspect.
After initially being compliant with police, Burnett suddenly resisted the officer and ran. As a result, police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood to locate Burnett.
Titusville Police then used a K-9 officer ‘Jack’ to help find and arrest Burnett, who was hiding in thick weeds and brush.
Burnett has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law Enforcement Officer with Violence, Theft from a Residence over $300, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Burnett was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, who was later released from the hospital and booked into the Brevard County Jail.
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