Brevard County man arrested after allegedly spraying girlfriend with paint, chasing her Uber
John Warren Parish Brevard County man arrested after spraying girlfriend with paint, chasing her in car after she got into Uber (Brevard County Sheriff's Office/Brevard County Sheriff's Office)MELBOURNE, Fla. — A man was arrested after he allegedly sprayed his girlfriend with paint, threatened her with a hammer, then chased her and her Uber driver in his truck. Officers around 4:15 p.m. responded to the outside of the Melbourne Police Department, where the road rage incident ended. Sevin told police that Parish was following her in the vehicle and wouldn’t leave her alone, according to the arrest affidavit. Parish allegedly grabbed Sevin by her ponytail, pulling her head backwards and threatened her with a hammer, yelling he wanted to kill her, the affidavit states. READ: Orange County deputy arrested, accused of driving under the influenceA can of spray paint and a hammer was found in Parish’s truck.wftv.com
Woman arrested after crashing Brevard County wedding, getting food and beer, refusing to leave
Gloria Colwell A woman was arrested Sunday after crashing a wedding in Brevard County then refusing to leave, according to the Satellite Beach Police Department. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office), Fla. — A woman was arrested Sunday after crashing a wedding in Brevard County then refusing to leave, according to the Satellite Beach Police Department. The uninvited guest refused to identify herself and provide a name. She was eventually identified as Gloria Ines Colwell, 52, of Satellite Beach. She was eventually transported to Brevard County Jail.wftv.com
SWAT team arrests armed man who barricaded himself inside Melbourne church
MELBOURNE, Fla. – A man armed with a gun, who barricaded himself inside a Melbourne Church Sunday, was arrested by SWAT team members after a standoff lasting hours. Soliman is a known individual at the church, officers said. Officers said they were able to distract Soliman long enough so church members could flee the area. According to officers, Soliman barricaded himself just outside the front door of the church and threatened to commit suicide. Around 12 p.m., Soliman was taken into custody by members of the SWAT team.
FDLE turns over investigation into Brevard deputy-involved shooting of 2 teens to prosecutors
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – State investigators have turned over their findings to prosecutors regarding the deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of two teens shot in a Cocoa neighborhood in November. In the days after the Nov. 13 shooting, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said two deputies were attempting to conduct a traffic stop of what they believed to be a stolen car. On Feb. 5, the FDLE turned over its investigative findings to the Brevard County State Attorneys Office. [RELATED: Sheriff: Brevard deputy ‘forced to fire,’ fatally shooting 2 teens in car]The 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office confirmed they are in receipt of the FDLE investigative findings regard the use of deadly force by Santiago-Miranda. Dash camera video released by the sheriff showed the two deputies attempting to stop the vehicle and yelling “stop” seven or more times before the shooting.
Former Brevard jail tech brought meth in for inmate she had sex with, sheriff says
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County Jail corrections technician was arrested Friday after a months-long investigation during which investigators determined she was bringing drugs into the jail and having a sexual relationship with an inmate, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. Ivey said the investigation began in October 2020 when corrections officers were trying to determine how drugs, including methamphetamine, were getting into the jail facility. Ivey said investigators were able to determine that a corrections technician, Jaleena Dixon, 28, was helping bring contraband into the facility. Ivey said the drugs Dixon is accused of bringing into the jail were then given to Brown and he attempted to sell it to other inmates. AdThe sheriff said it appears the suspects briefly knew each other outside of the jail but developed their relationship in the jail.
Merritt Island man fatally shot after breaking into home, deputies say
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A 32-year-old man was shot and killed after the residents of a Merritt Island home returned to find him inside their house, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Brevard County deputies began conducting a death investigation into a shooting that occurred at a Merritt Island home overnight Tuesday. When deputies arrived, the homeowner walked outside to tell deputies his son was holding Dodge at gunpoint until authorities arrived. Deputies said when they were preparing to enter the home, another altercation occurred inside and Dodge was shot, according to the news release. The sheriff’s office did not identify the residents involved or the person who shot Dodge.
Florida sheriff celebrates the holidays by hosting potential superspreader 'Turkey Bowl' flag football event
click image Screenshot courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Office/FacebookJust days before Thanksgiving, the White House Coronavirus Task Force released a report stating that Florida was in a “viral resurgence." But despite this, and our rising positivity rates and hospitalizations, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey gathered roughly 75 people for his agency’s “8th Annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Game.”In a Nov. 26 Facebook post , Ivey showed a photo of approximately 75 maskless people who participated in the event. “The annual event is not only an opportunity for our team to enjoy some friendly competition, but is also a time of fellowship with our BCSO Family! !,” wrote the elected official.Feedback on the post featured a range of people thanking their sheriff and his employees for their service, as well as others shaming Ivey for creating a possible super-spreader event.“Great job risking lives, your own and others, by just simply not wearing a mask or social distancing in order to *checks notes* play a game,” wrote one commenter. The state also added 6,659 new positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 999,319.orlandoweekly.com
Deputy involved in deadly shooting of teens told his wife’s lover to ‘wear a bulletproof vest,’ police say
Neither the sheriff’s office nor the Titusville Police Department responded to inquiries about the case. The records detailing the investigation and the April incident were released to FLORIDA TODAY by the State Attorney’s Office after a record’s request. The allegations led the sheriff’s office to temporarily remove Santiago-Miranda from his duties, placing him on administrative leave, according to the report. Neither the sheriff’s office nor the FDLE have confirmed if the vehicle driven by Crooms was stolen or mistakenly targeted as contended by relatives of the teens. The shooting has drawn national attention along with calls for more accountability and transparency from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
’Why was the first thing to shoot?’ Community mourns Cocoa teens killed in deputy-involved shooting
COCOA, Fla. – The families of two Cocoa teenagers are grieving and demanding answers after both died last week in a deputy-involved shooting in Cocoa. Despite the release of the deputy’s names and some video, the community held a rally and vigil for the teens in Cocoa on Wednesday, demanding more transparency from the sheriff. Family and community members came out Nov. 18, 2020 in Cocoa to hold a vigil for two teens killed in a deputy-involved shooting. (Image: Jerry Askin/WKMG) (WKMG 2020)Family of both teens have hired notable civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent them. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating whether the vehicle the teens were in was the suspected stolen vehicle.
Sheriff: Brevard deputy ‘forced to fire,’ fatally shooting 2 teens in car
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says one of his deputies was “forced to fire” on a car in a Cocoa neighborhood, fatally shooting a 16-year-old and 18-year-old last week. The sheriff’s office didn’t confirm the deaths of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Crooms until Monday. The sheriff’s office declined to identify the deputies involved and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also declined, saying that would need to come from the sheriff’s office. [RELATED: Civil rights attorney Ben Crump representing families of teens killed in Brevard deputy shooting]Investigators said the vehicle was first observed at Clearlake Road and Dixon Boulevard and moments later in the area of Ivy Street. According to the Ivey, Santiago-Miranda has been employed with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since February 2017, Hendren has been employed with the sheriff’s office since June 2018.
2 teens killed in Brevard deputy shooting; few details about what led to gunfire
COCOA, Fla. – Three days after a Brevard County deputy-involved shooting in Cocoa, the sheriff’s office has confirmed two teenagers were killed during the incident. Few details were released by the Sheriff’s Office, Cocoa police or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Nov. 13 after gunfire erupted in a Cocoa neighborhood around 10:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office didn’t confirm the deaths of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Crooms until Monday. “At that time a deputy involved shooting incident occurred,” a news release from the sheriff’s office reads. The sheriff’s office has not released the name of the deputy who opened fire.
Brevard Sheriff’s Office changed restraint chair, spit hood policy after vet’s death
Both Qaiser and the Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation have dismissed the spit hood having any role in Edward’s death. The policy change also now requires deputies to fill out use-of-force reports when spit hoods are deployed. You change it immediately.”Bedard said the policy change was almost certainly a result of Edwards' death. It became public only after FLORIDA TODAY brought its lawsuit against the sheriff’s office to release the video. Attorney Birk said the sheriff’s office had no reason to fear making the amendment public would be evidence of wrongdoing.
FDLE investigating Brevard deputy-involved shooting reported in Cocoa
COCOA, Fla. – A deputy-involved shooting was reported Friday afternoon in Cocoa but few details have been released from local or state law enforcement. The shooting happened at Stetson Drive near Exeter Drive around 1 p.m. Cocoa police said it happened within the city but it was a Brevard County deputy-involved shooting. In video obtained by News 6, a woman can be heard crying and multiple Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies and Cocoa police officers are seen around a home on Stetson Drive. “It happened in our city so we asked FDLE to investigate as with all police shootings that occur in our jurisdiction,” a Cocoa Police Department spokesperson said. Brevard County Sheriff’s Office officials said its crime scene unit was assisting FDLE.
Judge signs order for release of Gregory Edwards video on Friday
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Gregory Edwards video will be made public, News 6 partner Florida Today reports. Edwards resisted being booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharpes, leading to an altercation with at least seven deputies. The sheriff’s office said its release could endanger the safety of deputies and inmates at the jail. FLORIDA TODAY filed a lawsuit against the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in July seeking the video. There are very compelling issues,” Dugan said, emphasizing a needed balance between the public’s right to the video and the sheriff’s security concerns.
Brevard jail video of inmate death won’t be released before Election Day
“They are making a very reasonable argument that the public needs to know what happened at the jail,” Brevard circuit court Judge David Dugan said Friday. Edwards was charged with hitting a charity Santa Claus at a West Melbourne Walmart on Dec. 9, 2018. The criminal defense lawyer and former public defender said he watch the video to see what Edwards said and what he did once inside the jail. “And then I would look at the response,” Edmond said. The judge then has to approve the agreement before video can become public.
Judge pushes Brevard sheriff, Florida Today to resolve Gregory Edwards video lawsuit
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Days before a scheduled civil trial pitting Florida Today against the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office over the release of the Gregory Edwards jail video, Circuit Judge David Dugan continued the case while pushing both sides toward resolving the matter, reports News 6 partner Florida Today. In delaying the trial, Dugan said he hoped that both sides could come to an agreement. [RELATED: Billboards honor combat veteran Gregory Edwards who died in Brevard custody]Gregory Edwards, a U.S. combat veteran, died Dec. 10, 2018, while in the custody of the sheriff’s office. Attorney Jessica Travis, representing FLORIDA TODAY, accused the sheriff’s office of dragging its feet. Ivey’s refusal to release the video and the subsequent lawsuit is the latest friction in FLORIDA TODAY’S relationship with the sheriff.
Brevard deputy involved in crash while responding to another wreck
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a crash Tuesday while they were responding to an unrelated traffic wreck, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said. The deputy was responding to a vehicle and pedestrian crash on Fay Boulevard in Port St. John when the crash occurred, authorities said. The deputy was taken to a local hospital and expected to be OK. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Man arrested after allegedly traveling to meet minor for sexual exploitation, deputies say
A 50-year-old Titusville man has been arrested for allegedly traveling to meet the parent of a child for the purpose of having sex with the parent’s child, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies took into custody Michael Gorycki, who traveled to a location in Brevard County to meet the child’s parents, only to instead be met by deputies at the site. Gorycki had an email conversation with what turned out to be an undercover agent before traveling to the site, deputies said. Gorycki was charged with violation of community control and is being held without bond, deputies said. Gorycki is also currently on probation following his release from prison on June 12, where he was serving an 11-month sentence for aggravated assault, deputies said.
19-year-old found dead in car in Brevard, deputies say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A 19-year-old man was found dead Saturday evening in a vehicle in Brevard County, according to sheriff’s officials. On Monday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dive team searched a pond near where the victim’s body was found. Brevard sheriff’s deputies wait for dive team to arrive to Viera apartments to search a pond for evidence next to the parking spot where deputies say a teenager’s body was found in a car on July 4. "Our goal with the task force is get to these kids before they get to these situations that are taking their lives," Ivey said. The sheriff said that since the announcement of the task force, teams are getting involved with different youth organizations and camps.
Sheriff Ivey talks transparency on Edwards case but actions tell another story
The Florida Attorney General, however, had ruled in previous cases that medical records had to be made by a health care practitioner. The photographs were taken by a BCSO employee and maintained by the Sheriff’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office and the medical examiner’s office are independent from the Sheriff’s Office. In August 2019, Alex Fischback, now a commander of the BCSO’s eastern precinct, was head of administrative services for the sheriff’s office. Bracey: I don't know if the use of force report is in here or not.
For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus
The two astronauts are set to travel on the SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)TITUSVILLE, Fla. For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder and darkening clouds were more worrisome than any pandemic. They turned out to watch the first launch with astronauts from Florida in almost a decade, and the first by a private company, SpaceX. About half of the spectators at the Titusville park wore masks as encouraged by health officials to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. I wanted them to see the flip side and get to see the next era of space travel," said Gatz, who lives about an hour away in Deltona.
Brevard man lied about carjacking leading to deputy-involved shooting, investigators say
Sheriff’s Office investigators have since determined the report of a carjacking was not true, according to an arrest report. Officials with the Sheriff’s Office said they believe Lightsey wanted to stage a carjacking in order to get out of the rental car payment. After being shot multiple times, Dixon was later booked into the Brevard County Jail, officials said. According to a news release, Ferrante has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since November 2002. The shooting was the second Brevard County deputy-involved shooting of the year.
2nd suspect taken into custody for February carjackings, deputies say
A second suspect in a series of carjackings that took place in February has been arrested, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies took into custody 26-year-old Jalen Smith for his role in multiple carjackings that started in Titusville on Feb. 18. Another suspect, 25-year-old Lanorris Habersham, was arrested on Feb. 20. Smith and Habersham then allegedly fled from the truck and carjacked another victim before fleeing the area, deputies said. Habersham is in Brevard County Jail with no bond, while Smith is awaiting extradition back to Brevard County Jail, deputies said.
White nationalist politician who spoke at deadly Charlottesville rally arrested
An arrest booking photo provided by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida shows white nationalist politician Augustus Sol Invictus after his arrest on January 1, 2020. Brevard County Sheriff's OfficeMelbourne, Florida A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a Florida mall by Brevard County Sheriff's deputies on a warrant issued out of South Carolina, the Miami Herald reported. Charlottesville residents talk candidly about racism 2 years after deadly riotsWhite nationalist Richard Spencer, who organized the deadly Charlottesville rally that refocused attention on the country's frayed race relations, had credited Invictus with drafting the core tenets behind the rally. Invictus was taken into custody Monday afternoon by deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff's fugitive unit, public information officer Tod Goodyear said Wednesday.cbsnews.com
Air Force contractor suing Brevard County sheriff for racial profiling
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A veteran communications contractor with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is suing Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and a former county deputy for false arrest and false imprisonment in connection with a late-night drug arrest. The evidence photo shows two crack cocaine rocks were tested and confirmed at the scene of the arrest. He said he was passing time before his midnight shift at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. According to his attorney, his security status was interrupted because of the arrest but he has since been reinstated to full security clearance. “We are looking for the damages to his civil rights: Unlawful stop, unlawful search of his vehicle and his unlawful arrest, detention and incarceration.”The Brevard County State Attorney’s Office said probable cause for the stop and arrest did exist.
Brevard County Sheriff turns 'In God We Trust' decals into a middle finger
click image Photo via Brevard County Sheriff's Office FacebookIf you don't fit in with the Evangelical motto "In God We Trust," or pretend like you do, well, you can go fuck off. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is the bro on the right. I'm pretty sure that was a super foundational American principle, not hot takes from Martin Luther punching up at the Vatican. There he dismissed any argument for removing the decal, essentially telling anyone and everyone who might object to just go fuck themselves. It's saying the people who work and operate those things, like government jobs or cars or guns, are on the Protestant/Christian team.orlandoweekly.com
Woman's body found near State Road 528 in Brevard County
Rob Kim/Getty ImagesBREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A 34-year-old woman was found dead near the water along State Road 528 Sunday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the body was found by people launching a boat in the area near mile marker 50 on State Road 528. The investigation is ongoing as authorities continue to determine what happened to Marrotta leading up to her death. Deputies said they would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or had contact with her since Oct. 25. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Jennifer Straight at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 1-800-TIPS (8477).
Deputies identify man's body found in Rockledge neighborhood
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has released the identify of the man found on Sharon Lane in the Rockledge neighborhood Thursday. Deputies responded to the scene after a citizen saw Daise lying just off the roadway of Sharon Lane. It appears Daise's death happened at a different location, and he was brought to Sharon Lane and placed on the side of the way, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said the case has been classified as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Wendy Wheeler at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
Man's body dumped in Rockledge neighborhood, detectives say
A man's body was left along a residential road in Rockledge and discovered Thursday morning, detectives with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. A citizen found the man's body lying along Sharon Lane, according to the Sheriff's Office. Based on the preliminary investigation detectives said they believe the man died at another location and his body was brought to Sharon Lane. Homicide agents, crime scene investigators and the Sheriff's Office dive team canvased the area for additional evidence Thursday morning. Sheriff's Office public information officer Tod Goodyear said the death is considered suspicious and the investigation ongoing.
Merritt Island man shoots at 'reckless drivers' near his home, deputies say
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A Merritt Island man told deputies he started shooting at drivers along North Tropical Trail because he was tired of their "reckless" driving. Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 2970 North Tropical Trail on Friday after reports of a shooting. Deputies said in the arrest report they determined William Ulbricht, 51, shot at a vehicle driving past his home, occupied by three young men. A neighbor's surveillance video showed responding sheriff's deputies drawing rifles as they moved in toward Ulbricht's home. His surveillance system on Friday also showed a pickup truck driving quickly in reverse before peeling out.
Serial credit card thief arrested in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Kevin Harris was arrested this past week by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office economic crime unit for stealing the credit cards of 25 people while waiting tables at several restaurants in Brevard County. Authorities said Harris would take photographs of people's credit cards while he was taking care of their bills. Harris would use the credit card numbers to make purchases on the internet, totaling up to $10,000, according to authorities. Not only was Harris purchasing things on the internet, but he was also using stolen credit card numbers to buy gift cards that he would use to pay the bills of customers who paid in cash, so he could pocket the money for himself, according to authorities. Lastly, Harris was stealing from 10 retail businesses in Brevard County and then took the stolen items to pawn shops to get cash, authorities said.
Brevard man set 300-acre brush fire to commit insurance fraud, detectives say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators determined a brush fire near Port St. John in April that endangered a horse rescue and several residential communities was set by a man who intended to defraud his car insurance company, according to a Brevard County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant. Roger Garrett, 41, of Titusville, was arrested Wednesday morning and booked into the Brevard County Jail on several charges, including fraud and arson. On April 17, Brevard County firefighters worked quickly to contain a brush fire in the area of Golfview Avenue and Flora Vista Place that quickly grew to cover 300 acres. The aerial video also showed a burned-out vehicle, which detectives later determined to be Garrett's blue Mazda hatchback, according to the arrest warrant. Roger Garrett, 41, of Titusville, is accused of setting his car on fire and causing a 300-acre brush fire.
Man who crashed after chase claims car was stolen, deputies say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A man who crashed his car moments after a pursuit tried to claim his car was stolen and someone else was behind the wheel, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. A deputy at first followed the car but then terminated the pursuit because the driver was too erratic, according to the affidavit. A short time later, the grandmother called the deputy and said Gibson wanted to report the car as stolen. Gibson said he last saw his car Saturday night but that it was gone Sunday morning, according to the affidavit. The man who was in the passenger's seat at the time of the chase said he told Gibson to stop, but Gibson wouldn't listen, according to the report.
Hurricane Dorian: Central Florida areas under evacuation orders
UPDATE: Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday morning. County leaders are asking residents to know their evacuation zones and review their evacuation destination. Polk CountyPlans regarding potential evacuation orders have not been announced. Drivers using the Waze GPS app will receive notification if they are in an evacuation zone and be rerouted. If a user is navigating to a destination within an evacuation zone, Waze users will receive an in-app alert.
Brevard residents wait for hours to get sandbags to prep for Hurricane Dorian
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - In south Brevard County, a sign was posted that read "7 hr wait" for sand and that's exactly what residents did: They waited. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office had supervised inmates helping fill the sandbags. Many getting sandbags is just one item on a long list of preparations. Grocery stores had packed parking lots as shoppers ran in to grab food and other items ahead of Hurricane Dorian. As of Friday, Brevard County's Emergency Operations Center was at Activation Level 2.
Dorian preparations: Brevard residents wait for hours for sandbags
The sheriff also acknowledged a different fear with Dorian because of its projected track of possible making landfall on Florida's east coast. "That's one of the things that we always ask everyone to do -- is to take the storm seriously," Ivey said. [HURRICANE PREP: Where to find sandbags in your county | What Brevard County residents need to know before a storm]Brevard County emergency management leaders reported that the sand was all gone by 4 p.m.at the Viera site. The county also distributed sandbags Thursday and will continue to distribute Friday at locations in Titusville, Merritt Island and Palm Bay. News 6 was told by residents who went to those distribution locations that the lines and wait times were very long as well.
Mims man fled to attic, used child as 'shield' to avoid arrest, deputies say
Deputies went to the residence in response to reports of a violation of a no-contact order. He was released from jail Aug. 4. Deputies went to the Applewood Drive home around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Kiehart fled inside and was found in the garage attic using the child as a "shield." When deputies brought in a K-9, Kiehart held the child up, covering his face, "as a shield from law enforcement."
Brevard commissioners OK sheriff's 'critical needs' budget
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey makes his case for the need for more funding to keep the Brevard County Sheriff's Office on track to continue to reduce the crime rate. Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of declaring a "critical need" related the Brevard County Sheriff's Office budget, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. The overall proposed Brevard County Sheriff's Office budget for 2019-20 that Ivey submitted is $136.11 million which is about 10.4% of the overall county budget of $1.31 billion. County commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 in support of the proposed overall county property tax rate for 2019-20. They will vote on approving the county budget after two budget hearings in September.
VOTE: Which Orlando-area law enforcement agency had the best social media dance challenge video?
News 6 has compiled a list of the videos Central Florida law enforcement agencies have created for the "Lip Sync" or "In My Feelings" challenges. Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Wednesday, July 11, 2018Flagler County Sheriff's Office's Lip Sync ChallengeFCSO Lip Sync Challenge You knew it was coming! FCSO has ACCEPTED the LEO Lip Sync Challenge and we are calling out all of our LEO brothers and sisters to participate as well! Now we're calling on Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida, Kissimmee Police Department and UCF Police Department Let's see what you got! We are challenging Mount Dora Police Department - MDPD, Indian River County Sheriff's Office and Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Retired detective still haunted by Gellert cold case
Retired detective still haunted by Gellert cold case Don Brown, now a retired detective from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida, was the lead investigator in the Amy Gellert murder over 20 years ago. He tells "48 Hours" about what happened the night of Gellert's murder and how the killer got away.cbsnews.com