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Violent felon who has eluded authorities multiple times arrested in Indian River County

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Violent felon who has eluded authorities multiple times arrested in Indian River County{ } (IRCSO)

A violent felon who has fled from deputies several times was finally arrested Thursday.

Emanuel McKenzie has been wanted since April 2018 for violation of probation for aggravated battery, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said. The aggravated battery case involved McKenzie shooting someone during a drug deal.

"Emanuel has fled from our uniform patrol deputies on numerous occasions over the last 2 years but his luck ran out yesterday thanks to the Task Force, K9 Ruckus and HAWK 3," the sheriff's office said on Facebook.

Indian River County deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshal Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force were assisted by deputies from the Martin County Sheriff Office and St. Lucie County Sheriff Office in McKenzie's arrest.

The Task Force found McKenzie on 10th Court SW, according to the sheriff's office. He hid in a shed, but K9 Deputy Holly and his K9 partner Ruckus were able to track him down. He came out of the shed and was taken into custody.

McKenzie was charged with the following:

  • Fleeing and eluding police officer
  • VOP aggravated battery
  • Possession of fentanyl
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Resisting arrest without violence
  • Reckless driving
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