Man accused of sexual battery arrested in Texas, Brevard deputies say

Deputies: Laverne Wheeler found in Nacogdoches

Laverne Wheeler.
Laverne Wheeler.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Brevard County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a 40-year-old man Wednesday in Texas for the sexual battery of a child under 12 years of age, deputies said.

Authorities tracked Laverne Wheeler to Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was found and arrested without incident.

Deputies said Wheeler was transported to the local jail under a no-bond status and is currently awaiting extradition back to Brevard County.

The charges are set out in an arrest warrant issued on Aug. 1 related to the sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12, deputies said.

Anyone with information regarding Wheeler is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit at 321-633-8419.