A local teen was arrested in connection with an incident at a local high school where he threatened students with a gun.
Jalen Jovan Stewart, 16, of Titusville, was charged with:
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Minor
- Possession of a Firearm on School Property
- Aggravated FelonyFleeing and Eluding
- Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Damage
- Resisting an Officer without Violence
- Possession f a Firearm in Commission of a Felony
- Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle Disturbing School
The preliminary investigation has revealed that on Tuesday,
February 11th 2020, at approximately 10 AM, the suspect drove onto the campus of Astronaut High School, located at 800 War Eagle Boulevard, brandished a firearm, threatened students and fled the scene in a stolen 2015 black Honda Accord. The suspect is a former student of the school.
Titusville Police responded to the school, and a “Shelter in Place” activation was initiated while law enforcement secured the scene.
No students or school staff were injured.
On Friday, February 14th 2020, at approximately 10:30 AM, Titusville Police initiated a traffic stop on the stolen Honda Accord that the suspect was driving. The suspect did not comply, fled from officers and subsequently crashed minutes later into an unmarked black Titusville Police Chevy Impala near Deleon Avenue and Pine Street.
There were no injuries.
Officers quickly took Stewart and the passenger, Tony Shaniel Butler Jr. 18, of Titusville, into custody after a short foot pursuit.
Police recovered several firearms from inside the stolen vehicle Stewart was driving.
Butler, a student at Astronaut High School, was charged with:
Resisting an Officer without Violence and booked into the Brevard County Jail.
Jalen Jovan Stewart was transport to the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center.