Arrest Made in Multi-Jurisdiction Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

Titusville Police have arrested a local man who fled from police in a stolen vehicle and crashed into multiple vehicles, including law enforcement, after a countywide pursuit.

Robert Lee Ramon Strachan, 36, of Titusville was charged with:

Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), 4 Counts Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding after a Crash, 4 Counts Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Damage, Driving without a Valid Driver’s License, Resisting LEO without Violence, Resisting LEO with Violence Aggravated Assault.

The preliminary investigation revealed on November 1, 2022 at 12:06 PM, officers initiated a traffic stop along the A. Max Memorial Bridge Parkway at 12:06 PM in reference to a reported stolen 2021 white Silverado 3500 flatbed work truck.

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The suspect did not comply and fled toward Garden Street, traveling through the city driving recklessly in wrong lanes and forcing other motorists off the road. Officers were able to use tire deflating devises to slow down the vehicle.

The suspect hit a 2014 brown Honda CRV near the intersection of South Street and Cheney Highway, left the crash scene and then intentionally struck a Titusville Police Department marked patrol SUV at the intersection of US1 and Precision Way. The suspect fled the crash scene southbound out of Titusville city limits into unincorporated Brevard County, Cocoa, Merritt Island and back into Cocoa.

The suspected crashed into a 2021 white Honda CRV, which was forced into a collision with a 2016 white Nissan Altima near the intersection of S.R. 520 and Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa. The suspect continued past the traffic crash without stopping and was stopped just past the scene on S.R. 520.

At approximately 12:55 PM, Strachan was taken out of the vehicle by officers, placed into custody and booked into the Brevard County Jail with an $83,000 bond.   

Tactical maneuvers initiated to stop the suspect resulted in moderate damage to two additional law enforcement vehicles.

There were no injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released upon its conclusion.

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