FDLE and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marc Phillips Dinkels, 33, of Vero Beach, on two counts of human trafficking and one count each of lewd and lascivious battery, use of a child in sexual performance, unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate the commission of a felony and battery.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide that occurred on West Ridgewood Drive in unincorporated Cocoa.
The victim is identified as 75-year-old Juan Nunez of Cocoa.
Deputy Tyler Thoman of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department has been selected as the 2021 NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for exhibiting outstanding bravery and courage while facing an armed and violent suspect during a traffic stop. Deputy Thoman’s actions that day saved the life of a fellow Brevard County Deputy—as well as his own.