TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A man accused of threatening a person with in knife in a gated Titusville neighborhood was taken into custody by police Monday. A K9 helped capture the suspect, authorities say.
- Titusville K9 helped officers take suspect into custody
- Suspect allegedly threatened person with knife, stole several items
- Suspect tried to flee police, but K9 'Jack' helped locate him
Investigators say they responded to the Titusville neighborhood of Plantation Oaks after they received a report about a disturbance at a home.
The suspect Scott Anthony Burnett, 38, of Palm Bay, is accused of threatening someone with a knife and stealing “various personal items,” police say. He then fled on foot.
Residents in the neighborhood told officers that they saw the suspect walking down the street, waving a knife.
Although police located Burnett -- and according to officers, he was initially compliant -- Burnett eventually resisted the responding officer and ran.
Burnett was allegedly hiding in thick weeds and brush around the neighborhood, but Titusville K9 “Jack” located the man and helped authorities capture him.
He is facing several charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a law enforcement officer with violence, theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.
Burnett was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and he was transported to Brevard County Jail Tuesday. He’s facing a $22,500 bond.