Palm Bay Man Jumps Out Of Moving Vehicle

PALM BAY – On Thursday, the Palm Bay Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Calloway Lane in Melbourne.

As the vehicle began to pull over, the back right passenger door opened and Lavincent Davino Thomas, of Palm Bay, jumped out of the moving vehicle.

While chasing Thomas, an officer observed him briefly stop behind a couch, which was next to a dumpster, and reach into his pants pocket and then discard an item behind the couch.

After backtracking the foot pursuit, LEO’s found two clear plastic bags exactly where the officer observed Thomas reaching in his pocket. One clear bag was filled with crack cocaine, and the other was heroin.

Thomas, 21, was arrested and charged with Heroin – Possession, Cocaine – Possession, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, and Tampering With or Fabricate Physical Evidence.

Thomas’s total bond was set at $7,000.

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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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