Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Keith Marshall After Armed Carjacking, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // June 29, 2023
Message from Sheriff Wayne Ivey
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While Merriam-Webster might have a different definition of the word “insanity,” the above definition is totally accurate when it comes to the fact that our Criminal Justice System constantly lets repeat felony offenders out of prison on early release so that they can target their next victim.
It makes zero since to me that someone like Keith Marshall here, can be arrested on 28 different felony charges, be sentenced to prison on multiple occasions for the 13 felonies he was convicted of, and then be let out of prison on “early release” because he was a model prisoner while he was locked up.
What a joke…he was only a model prisoner because he was locked up and not because he all of a sudden became a great law abiding citizen.
I know this because a great law abiding citizen would not have been out this past Monday night trying to carjack one of our citizens at gunpoint.
The case happened when Deputies were dispatched to 1210 Peachtree Street in Cocoa where the intended victim of a carjacking called 911 as the robbery was taking place.
As Deputy Andrew Markunas was arriving in the area, he observed Marshall putting the gun under a nearby vehicle and then fleeing on foot.
Apparently, while in prison this last time, Marshall didn’t get the memo that “if you run from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office you are only going to go to jail tired” as Deputy Markunas pursued him on foot and also gave details of what was taking place to other Deputies who were responding to the scene.
As a result, Deputy Markunas, Deputy Scott McCroskey, and Deputy Kyle “Mama There Goes That Man” Schuck were able to quickly set a perimeter and take Marshall into custody.
While in custody, Marshall attempted to get rid of several rounds of ammunition that were in his pockets and was also found to be in possession of a plastic baggie that contained a significant amount of MDMA (Molly).
Marshal was subsequently transported to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge” on a “No Bond” status for Armed Carjacking, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Evidence, Resisting Arrest without Violence, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Ironically, Marshall was released from prison early and is currently on probation until 2026, for robbery with a firearm.
So there you have it folks, the definition of “insanity” is that our Criminal Justice System keeps letting these violent felony offenders back out of prison so they can target their next victim and then expect a different outcome.
In this specific case, law enforcement did their job, the State Attorney did their job, and the Judge did theirs as well by sending this guy to prison, and then the system puts this violent repeat felony offender back out on our streets so he can victimize someone else.
That’s Insanity Folks!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey