Escaped Kentucky fugitive captured in Indian River

Escaped Kentucky fugitive captured in Indian River

Indian River, Fl (   An escaped fugitive from Kentucky was captured in Indian River. County.

On 10-27-19 at 1130  Brevard County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in locating a Ford Mustang that was last seen travelling south on A1A from Sebastian Inlet.

The vehicle was supposed to be driven by James Cowles.  He was an escapee from Kentucky. James was serving a 23 year prison sentence for Burglary and Grand Theft when he fled Kentucky.

Escaped Kentucky fugitive captured

Escaped Kentucky fugitive captured

Deputy Rodriguez saw the suspect vehicle pass him and as he  went to turn around, the driver fled at a high rate of speed.

He was able to locate the suspect vehicle hidden on a golf cart path but it was unoccupied.

Deputy Reimsnyder and his K9 partner Kobi responded to the scene and began to track the suspect from the vehicle.

After a lengthy track Kobi located James hiding in a brush line. James was taken into custody and transported to our jail for further processing.

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