Sexual Predator Cuts GPS Monitoring Device In Vero Beach

Vero Beach sexual predator cuts GPS device.
Vero Beach sexual predator cuts GPS device.

VERO BEACH, Florida – On Tuesday afternoon at approximately 12:00 p.m., a State of Florida Probation Officer contacted the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office about a sexual predator who abandoned his GPS electronic monitoring device in Vero Beach.

Joseph Harold Kelley, 59, was staying at The Source located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach.

Kelley has two different Florida parole cases, and the probation officer had probable cause to arrest him for failure to comply with electronic monitoring.

A detective searched several areas of where Kelley frequents but could not locate him.

A couple of hours later, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Kelley was seen walking along U.S. Highway 1 in the 500 block in Vero Beach.

Kelley was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with Felony Violation of Parole.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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