Titusville Police K9 Chase Sniffs Out Two Suspects After Car Chase, Foot Pursuit Near Blanton Street
By Space Coast Daily // August 21, 2020
Kelly charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence
Preliminary investigation by TPD detectives revealed a 2018 black Honda CR-V driven by the suspects was stolen out of Rockledge; stolen handgun was recovered from the inside console of the vehicle.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville police have arrested two suspects after they fled a traffic stop at high-speed and was then sniffed out by a TPD K9 after crashing and fleeing on foot.
According to Titusville Police Public Information Officer Amy Matthews, the suspects include Jarvis Kelly, 23, of Titusville and an unidentified juvenile who were arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle and stolen handgun.
Matthews said the incident began at about 9:50 p.m. on Thursday after Titusville police officers initiated a traffic stop on a 2018 black Honda CR-V traveling northbound on South Brown Avenue without headlights and taillights in operation.
“The suspects in the vehicle did not comply, fled at a high rate of speed westbound on Blanton Street, crashed two blocks away and fled on foot,” said Matthews.
“Officers established a search perimeter, located two of the suspects with the assistance of Titusville Police K9 Chase and they were taken into custody without further incident at approximately 10:10 p.m. The additional suspects remain at large.”
The preliminary investigation by TPD detectives has revealed the 2018 black Honda CR-V driven by the suspects was stolen out of Rockledge. Additionally, a stolen handgun was recovered from the inside console of the vehicle.
Matthews said that Kelly was charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence. The juvenile was also charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence.
Kelly was booked into the Brevard County Jail without bond. The juvenile suspect was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and is awaiting a future court date. There were no other injuries.
“This is an active investigation and additional charges are possible,” Matthews.
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