Teen captured in stolen vehicle case

GIFFORD — Deputies captured a 17-year-old Saturday after searching for the possibly armed teen for several hours in regards to a recovered stolen vehicle, officials reported.

Deputies apprehended Eric Jerry, of Palm Bay, about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, said Indian River County sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Eric Flowers. Deputies were searching for the juvenile in the Gifford area after he fled from a stolen vehicle.

Deputies said Jerry was in the 7000 block of 53rd Street, knocking on doors and asking to use a phone. The sheriff’s office issued a warning to the public that he might have a firearm.

Further details on Jerry’s capture were not immediately available.


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