WATCH: BCSO GAMEOVER Task Force Once Again Arrests 20-Year-Old Jaquan Kimbrough-Rucker of Cocoa
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // May 7, 2021
Arrest stemmed from investigation regarding drug-related activities on Hickory Lane, Cocoa
WATCH: On Thursday, May 6, Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents attempted to apprehend Kimbrough-Rucker for an active arrest warrant but suspended the attempt due to public safety concerns after Kimbrough-Rucker aggressively fled from Deputies in the vehicle he was driving at a high rate of speed.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Members of the GAMEOVER Task Force once again, and I do mean “once again” arrested 20-year-old Jaquan Kimbrough-Rucker of Cocoa on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued by the honorable Judge Kelly Ingram on charges of multiple counts of Sale and Possession of Cocaine.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation regarding drug-related activities at 1052 Hickory Lane, Cocoa, where after receiving information about the address, Agents began investigating the location and conducting narcotic purchases from Kimbrough-Rucker at the residence.
On Thursday, May 6, Agents attempted to apprehend Kimbrough-Rucker for an active arrest warrant but suspended the attempt due to public safety concerns after Kimbrough-Rucker aggressively fled from Deputies in the vehicle he was driving at a high rate of speed.
Earlier today, Kimbrough-Rucker was seen leaving the residence located at 1052 Hickory Lane, at which time members of the GAMEOVER Task Force and Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit located him driving recklessly in the city of Cocoa.
The Aviation Unit maintained visual surveillance on Kimbrough-Rucker until he eventually abandoned the vehicle he was operating at 400 S. Varr Avenue, Cocoa, and fled on foot. Members of our GAMEOVER Task Force engaged in a foot pursuit with Kimbrough-Rucker and were able to apprehend him for the outstanding warrant.
Kimbrough-Rucker was charged with two counts of Sale of Cocaine and two counts of Possession of Cocaine, Felony Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and No Valid Driver’s License. Kimbrough-Rucker was taken yet again to the Brevard County Jail on a $58,000 bond.
I find it absolutely appalling that Kimbrough-Rucker has repeatedly been released on bond for multiple arrests concerning the sale and possession of narcotics as well as a firearm offense. On December 29, 2020, Kimbrough-Rucker was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
He was released two days later on a $15,000 bond. On March 4, 2021, Kimbrough-Rucker was arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine, Possession of Fentanyl, MDMA and Alprazolam as well as Resisting Arrest where he was then released by a local Judge on an $11,500 bond.
On April 7, 2021, Kimbrough-Rucker was arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Cocaine, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude and the possession of No Valid Driver’s License where he was then not surprisingly released four days later by a local Judge on a $42,000 bond.
It is amazing to me that an individual of this character was provided all of these bonds even though he was already released on bonds for multiple pending felony charges.
This case and arrest is a perfect example of what your local law enforcement officers and citizens are faced with, criminals who continue to victimize our community and threaten our citizen’s safety only to continuously be released on bond so that our Deputies can go chase and arrest them over and over.
Hopefully, this time the presiding Judge will do the right thing and leave him in jail where he belongs before he hurts or kills someone!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey