BREVARD SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Citizens of Brevard Work to Help Deputies Capture Fleeing Perp
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 2, 2022
SHERIFF IVEY: five different citizens engaged with BCSO team to make certain that another criminal was off our streets
Dennis King attempted to avoid arrest and fled on his motorcycle as BCSO Deputy Jason Lewis was trying to conduct a traffic stop in the area of U.S. 1 and Tilkwade Lane in Cocoa.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – So this guy, this guy right here recently decided that it was a good idea to flee from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office while operating a motorcycle with a female passenger on the rear of the bike.
Now while running from our agency is always an extremely bad idea, doing it while putting a helpless passenger on the rear of the bike at risk, makes you an even bigger idiot.
Even with that, it didn’t stop Dennis King from trying to avoid arrest and fleeing on his motorcycle as Deputy Jason Lewis was trying to conduct a traffic stop in the area of U.S. 1 and Tilkwade Lane in Cocoa.
As you might imagine, King wrecked the bike, left his female passenger on the ground, and then fled on foot, at which time we momentarily lost him. What he apparently failed to realize though, is that the citizens of Brevard County are our partners and they went to work to help us capture him!
We had citizens calling us to report his location, citizens sending us Ring Doorbell Video of King running through the neighborhood, and even citizens driving to our location to tell us where he was at, so we could establish a perimeter to catch him.
Collectively, five different citizens engaged with our team to make certain that another criminal was off our streets.
Did it work? Why yes, yes it did as Corporal Josh Williams observed the subject running in an area a citizen had reported to us and after a short foot pursuit, Corporal Williams ran him down and took him into custody.
King was taken into custody on a “No Bond” status and was subsequently transported to the Brevard County Jail on the charges of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, and an On-site Violation of Felony Probation charge.
This case is another great example of what happens when citizens and law enforcement partner together to take bad guys off our streets and put them behind bars where they belong.
If you have never served in a community that supports its law enforcement officers the way Brevard County supports us, then you are truly missing out on an amazing opportunity.
There is no question, that our community loves us, trusts us, and protects us, just as much as we love, trust, and protect them!
Oh, and one last thing…how many times do I have to tell you that if you make the mistake of running from a “Star Car” you are only going to go to jail tired because we are relentless and have a force multiplier of 600,000 citizens who help us protect this amazing community.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey