VERO BEACH – The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested three juveniles Wednesday night for robbery with a weapon and theft.
Demarious Gordon 17, Jason Dillard 16, and Jordan Graham 16 approached a Vero Beach man walking home in the 400 block of 11th Court. They demanded the man’s belongings as Dillard produced a handgun.
However, the man told them he did not have nay money but gave them his cell phone. Dillard took the weapon and hit the man in the head, causing a massive laceration. The juveniles fled the area and the man called Police.
K-9 teams and aviation support arrived quickly on scene. The three juveniles were located by a K-9 unit hiding on a residential porch. A black .38 Special was recovered at the scene along with the victim’s cell phone.
“Our responding patrol deputies, K-9 and aviation team did an outstanding job locating these violent juveniles in quick order. Detectives worked today to secure additional charges to keep them off the streets. Indian River County is safer today with these three juveniles behind bars,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated.
Gordon, Dillard, and Graham were charged with robbery with a weapon and theft and transported to the Department of Youth services in Fort Pierce where they faced first appearance hearings today.
Both Graham and Gordon were already on probation for previous charges. Graham had three active warrants for violating his probation.
Dillard was charged with aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a minor. Gordon was also charged with possession of ammunition by a delinquent, as deputies located a bullet in his pocket.