Grand Jury Indicts Three Men for First-Degree Murder in Separate Incidents, One Murder Involving Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // July 14, 2021
all three men being at Seminole County Jail
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Seminole Grand Jury has indicted three men for first-degree murder in separate incidents, one of which involved a suspect who tried to cover up a murder by dumping the victim’s body in the Banana River in Brevard County last month.
Leekhan Bryan, 40, was indicted First-Degree Felony Murder after he was identified by Longwood Police as the person who had beaten and strangled to death 62-year-old Trevor Morrison at his home at 315 Heather Avenue in Longwood on June 8, then used the victim’s car to drive the body to Brevard County placing it into the Banana River in Merritt Island.
Bryan was apprehended in Osceola County still driving the victim’s car. He was also indicted for Kidnapping, Armed Burglary of a Dwelling with Assault or Battery, Aggravated Battery, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Grand Theft $750 to $5,000, and Tampering with Evidence.
The Seminole County Grand Jury also indicted 29-year-old Carlos Tavarez for First-Degree Felony Murder and Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Leekhan Bryan, 40, was also indicted First-Degree Felony Murder and 27-year-old Toivontae Williams was indicted for First-Degree Premeditated Murder in separate incidents.
Tavarez was identified by Altamonte Springs Police as the person who provided Fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of 30-year-old Stephanie Martinez Canizales on January 3, 2021, at 639 Crimson Ct. Also facing charges of Manslaughter in her death are 23-year-old Noel Rivera Rosado and 32-year-old Jean De La Rosa.
Williams was identified by Lake Mary Police as the person who intentionally struck and killed 39-year-old Katrina Redden with a stolen motor vehicle on May 24, 2021, near the intersection of N. Country Club Road and East Lake Mary Avenue. Williams was also indicted for Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Car Jacking with a Deadly Weapon; and Possession of MDMA (F3).
The Grand Jury heard testimony from Investigators with the Altamonte Springs, Longwood, and Lake Mary Police Departments, before returning the indictments.
Tavarez, Bryan, and Williams are being held on No Bond at the Seminole County Jail. No trial dates have been set in any of these cases.