Brevard Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Audrey Mann on Manslaughter Charges in Connection With Drug Overdose Investigation
By Space Coast Daily // July 19, 2020
Arrest related to death of 22-year-old Jason King
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A drug overdose investigation has concluded with the Manslaughter arrest of 20-year-old, Audrey Mann.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Mann was extradited to Brevard County from New York State on July 2, 2020, after she was taken into custody on June 17, 2020, at a residence in Niagra Falls, New York.
After waiving extradition, Sheriff’s Agents traveled to New York to transport Mann back to Brevard County to face justice for her actions and was released after posting bond.
On May 17, 2019, deputies responded to Fire Station 26 in Cocoa, where an unresponsive male had been taken by Mann suffering from an apparent drug overdose.
A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the male was identified as her boyfriend, 22-year-old, Jason King, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit was in charge of the investigation that determined that early on May 17, 2019, Mann purchased narcotics for herself and King.
They returned to the residence they shared in Port St. John where Mann injected King with the drugs after which they went to sleep.
Mann awoke a short time later and found King unresponsive. The investigation determined that rather than immediately calling emergency services, Mann called a friend to come to the residence.
The friend directed Mann to call 911, however, allegedly Mann delayed because she was concerned that her child would be removed by the Department of Children and Families due to her previous drug abuse and child welfare investigations.
The friend responded to the residence to find King unresponsive and again told Mann to call 911, which she refused.
Mann then placed King into a vehicle and drove him to the Fire Station where he was pronounced deceased.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the manner of King’s death was accidental due to complications of amphetamine and methamphetamine toxicity.
A Capias was issued after the State Attorney’s Office determined probable cause existed for Mann’s negligence and general disregard by not immediately summoning emergency medical assistance for King.
It was determined that she purchased and administered the drugs as well as delaying medical assistance for King after finding him unresponsive, waiting to obtain immediate medical intervention, which had been provided in a timely manner, may have saved King’s life.
“I have ensured every Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputy is issued Narcan and trained to provide emergency lifesaving efforts to prevent overdose deaths,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“I can’t thank the outstanding efforts of Brevard County Fire Rescue for their attempts, but the alleged actions of this defendant prevented our first responders from the opportunity to save his life!”
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