Homeless Man Arrested for Battery & Threatening Cops

Man arrested after battery on police officer in Melbourne, Florida.
Man arrested after battery on police officer in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE – Travis Nathaniel Johnson, 32, was charged with two counts of Battery on LEO Firefighter EMT, Etc., Threat with Death/Serious Bodily Harm to LEO, Resist Officer without Violence, Resist Officer with Violence-Simple Assault, and VOP on Site.

Upon Melbourne Police Deputies arrival at the shopping plaza located at 1355 S Babcock St, in Melbourne, Johnson entered the parking lot and began to confront them. Johnson screamed, “what the fuc* do you nigg**s want”.

Johnson repeatedly screamed, “I will fu**ing kill all of you.” While walking around the parking lot, Johnson screamed: “I will beat all of your a**es” several times. He made several aggressive movements while walking around the parking lot, including balling up his fists and charging several officers, according to the affidavit.

It took several law enforcement officers to detain Johnson, as he continued to pull away and resist. While he was being searched he continued to struggle with the officer and attempted to pull away several times.

The defendant began kicking and struck the officer in the right thigh extremely hard. Once in the back of the patrol car, he started trying to break the windows. He was pulled out of the patrol car and placed in shackles on his feet and hands to stop him. While being shackled Johnson struck another officer in the shin.

Johnson was transported to the Brevard County Jail; his bond was set at $45,000.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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