August 10, 2018 - Palm Bay Man Facing Possible Life Sentence Convicted in Home Invasion of Disabled Seniors

Yesterday (August 9th) a Brevard County Jury found STEVEN HARRISON SMITH II guilty of Home Invasion Robbery (F1), and Burglary of a Dwelling with a Battery (F1-PBL), in a January 2nd, 2018 incident at the Palm Bay home of an elderly and disabled brother and sister

Shortly after 5:30 am that morning, SMITH, who was wearing a mask, kicked in the front door of the victims' house taking cash and credit cards from William and Barbara Raabe. When William, who is in his 70's and legally blind, tried to resist, SMITH repeatedly pushed him to the floor.

Palm Bay Police identified transactions on the victim's credit card minutes after the burglary and positively identified SMITH using William's card at Walmart. A warrant executed on SMITH's mobile phone provided additional evidence linking him to the crimes.

In the case prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Justin Keen and Greg Hansen, SMITH was also convicted of Abuse of an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F3); Criminal Use of Personal Information Person >60 (F2); Solicitation to Tamper w/Evidence (F3); and Unlawful Use of a Communication Device (F3).

SMITH could face a life sentence and mandatory 30 years in custody as a Prison Release Re-offender with enhancements as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Sentencing is scheduled for 9:00 am, September 20th, 2018 before Judge Stephen Koons at the Moore Justice Center in Viera. 


Todd Brown
Public Information &
(321) 617-7310
(321) 704-0220 Mobile

Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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