UPDATE: Daniel Brogdon and Jade Hornsby Face Multiple Charges After Stolen U-Haul Vehicle Pursuit in Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // March 21, 2022
U-Haul crashed into the gate of Roy Allen Elementary school and three separate vehicles
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Daniel Brogdon, 28, of Indialantic, and Jade Hornsby, 20, of Clermont, both face several charges including grand theft of a motor vehicle, for their stolen U-Haul vehicle pursuit in the area of North Wickham Road and Sarno Road on March 18.
Brogdon was charged with resisting arrest without violence, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and four counts of felony warrant.
Hornsby was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and multiple counts of leaving the scene of a crash.
According to Melbourne Police Officer Shaun Hill, officers located a stolen U-Haul vehicle in the area of North Wickham Road and Sarno Road. The vehicle was stopped in traffic and an officer approached the passenger side of the vehicle to make contact with the occupants.
Officer Hill said the passenger, later identified as Brogden, exited the passenger side of the vehicle and fled from the officer.
“The officer engaged in a foot pursuit and Brogden was quickly apprehended,” said Officer Hill. “It was then learned Brogden had multiple felony warrants from the Orlando area.”
During the time of the foot pursuit, the driver, later identified by police as Hornsby, turned the vehicle around and drove towards an unrelated traffic crash.
“Hornsby continued to drive the U-Haul through the roadblock and intentionally drove at a supervisor on the scene,” said Officer Hill.
“Officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit with Ms. Hornsby…and successfully utilized stop sticks and the pursuit ended with the U-Haul becoming stuck in the grass at the intersection of Waverly Place and Silver Palm Avenue. Once the vehicle was stopped Hornsby surrendered without further incident.”
During the incident, the U-Haul crashed into the gate of Roy Allen Elementary school and three separate vehicles as it circled midtown Melbourne.
Officer Hill said no major injuries were reported at any of the crashes involving the U-Haul vehicle.