Brevard suspect found hiding in a tree.
On June 26, Brevard County Deputies arrested a 38 year old white male. He was found hiding in a tree. It started as a domestic disturbance in unincorporated Cocoa. The subject was charged with Aggravated Battery, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, two counts of Violation of Probation. He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on No Bond.
The investigation began early Sunday morning when West Precinct Deputies responded to a residence regarding a complaint. Deputies made contact with the victim. She stated that she was physically attacked by her boyfriend. The victim said the suspect hit her repeatedly as well as used a knife during the attack. Then he fled the residence prior to the Deputies arrival. Deputies then learned of a location in Merritt Island where the suspect was possibly hiding in an effort to evade arrest.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct Deputies responded to the area. They then made contact with an individual who advised no one else was at the location. Deputies observed the suspect fleeing on foot. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, the subject was found hiding in a tree where he had attempted to conceal himself from the Sheriff’s Office Helicopter. Deputies were subsequently directed to the subject’s location where he was taken into custody without further incident.
June 26 2017