Brevard deputies find escaped inmate who cut off monitor

32-year-old in work release program ‘walked away,’ according to deputies

Gregory Mountcasel (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – An escaped inmate who walked away from a work release program in Cocoa was found and taken back into custody Wednesday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said around 9:35 a.m. that Gregory Mountcasel, 32, was being taken back to jail. Mountcasel walked away from the “Bridges” work release program at 585 Camp Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evening after cutting off his electronic monitor, deputies said.

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said he was found walking out of a wooded area near Camp Road and turned himself in to deputies.

According to an affidavit for arrest warrant document, the work release program was notified Mountcasel’s monitor was tampered with or possibly cut off around 9:08 p.m.

Deputies said Mountcasel was serving a two-year sentence for fleeing and eluding, and driving without a license. He will face additional charges of escape and tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

They added he has prior convictions for grand theft and burglary, though he does not have a history of violence.

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