Three Men Arrested In Gifford For Riding FEC Railroad Train

Indian River County Sheriff's Office detain three men for riding FEC railroad train.
Indian River County Sheriff's Office detain three men for riding FEC railroad train.

GIFFORD, Florida – The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men for riding the FEC railroad train in Gifford, just north of Vero Beach.

Zachery Ruble, 18, Connor Fuquay, 20, and Justin Carter, 28, were seen riding the train Thursday morning. At 07:15 a.m., the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Florida East Coast Railway about the three subjects.

A freight train crew heading southbound spotted the three individuals as they passed the northbound train.

Three trains were stopped while deputies conducted a search of the northbound train. Traffic was backed up in Sebastian and Micco where residents waited almost an hour to cross the railroad tracks while deputies searched for the three men.

When the subjects realized the train they were sitting on was being searched, they jumped onto the southbound train. That train was stopped and searched where deputies found Ruble, Fuquay, and Carter.

All three were arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where they were charged with the following:

  • Felony Interference W/RR Track & Equipment
  • Misdemeanor Trespass

There is also one other pending charge, which was not posted yet. Bond set at $3,000.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.