3 men booked in beachside home invasion
BY SUSANNE CERVENKA • FLORIDA TODAY • May 28, 2008
Brevard County sheriff’s agents have arrested three people in connection with an armed home-invasion robbery this morning in the north Satellite Beach area.
According to the sheriff's office, three armed men entered a residence at 160 Flamingo Avenue in Satellite Beach at about 10:45 a.m. and robbed the occupants at gunpoint.
One of the victims called 9-1-1 and told a dispatcher that the men fled in white Mercury Grand Marquis and that her boyfriend had chased after them in a Dodge Durango
. The men reportedly took a computer, an undetermined amount of cash, Sony PlayStation and a small Pit-Bull puppy.
The chase led onto Pineda Causeway until the boyfriend's vehicle collided with a Hyundai Sonata driven by an unidentified female
and unrelated to the initial incident. The female driver sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The boyfriend who gave initial chase then returned to the Flamingo Avenue residence and was later arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on charges relating to the accident.
Working with information obtained from the victims, deputies identified one of the suspects as Anthony Rommell, 20, of Palm Bay. A short time later, Rommell and another male, Jason Dillard, 21, of Palm Bay, along with Arron Bristol, 20, of Melbourne arrived at Rommell's residence and were detained.
The victims of the home invasion were transported to the Palm Bay location and positively identified all three men as their assailants. The stolen dog was recovered from Rommell’s possession, deputies said.
The reported getaway vehicle was later located behind the Subway Restaurant near the intersection of Palm Bay Road and Minton Road. Additional items of evidence were recovered from that vehicle.
All three men detained are now in the custody of agents form the South Precinct General Crimes Unit. The weapons have not been recovered.