Cocoa man accused of stealing vehicle, Brevard deputies say

Michael Brayboy held in Brevard County Jail on no bond status

Michael Brayboy.
Michael Brayboy.

COCOA, Fla. – A Cocoa man accused of stealing a vehicle Friday morning has been arrested, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said a black 2007 Jeep Wrangler was reported stolen at 7:45 a.m. Friday from James Road in the unincorporated area of Cocoa.

The Jeep Wrangler was spotted in the area of Cape Canaveral at 11:15 a.m. Friday. The Sheriff's Office said the Jeep then fled upon sight of deputies.

The Sheriff Office's aviation helicopter responded and was able to help in coordinating units with the arrest of Michael Brayboy, 29, deputies said.

Brayboy was arrested as he ran from the Jeep after deputies used stop sticks to disable the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Brayboy was arrested for grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, driving with a suspended license, burglary and violation of felony probation, deputies said. He is being held in the Brevard County Jail on a no bond status.

Deputies said Brayboy is suspected as being involved in other burglaries in the central Brevard area.

Anyone with information about Brayboy or his alleged involvement in criminal activity is asked to call East Precinct General Crimes Agent Jeremy Pill through the Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162, or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

Deputies said tipsters can also visit crimeline.org or text "crimeline" plus a tip to CRIME (274637). All information to Crimeline is confidential and tipsters may be eligible for a reward, the Sheriff's Office said.