June 2, 2021 -Brevard Grand Jury Issues Indictments in Deadly Merritt Island Home Invasion

Yesterday, (Jun 1) the Brevard County Grand Jury issued indictments charging five (5) men, Cory CABANISS (25), Anthony DAVILA (22), David FOREMAN-TAYLOR (23), Chase HARRISON (28), and Brian VOGEL (29), with First Degree Felony Murder (CF), Armed Burglary of a Dwelling Inflicting Death (F1 PBL), and Cruelty to Animals (M1) in connection to the death of Matthew Nicol (25) and his dog.
On March 3, 2021, the defendants targeted Nicol's residence at 395 East Hall Road, Merritt Island, for a home invasion robbery posing as law enforcement drug agents. During the attempt, both Nicol and his dog were shot and killed. The group fled the scene, and Brevard County Sheriff's Investigators began a months-long investigation that identified and lead to the capture of all five defendants. All of the men are being held on No Bond at the Brevard County Jail.
The Grand Jury heard testimony from a Brevard County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigator and Agent, along with a lay witness before returning with the indictments.
No trial date has been set in this case. Please consult the Brevard Clerk of Courts website for updates on future court appearances by these defendants.
Todd Brown
Media Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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