July 7, 2015 The Brevard County Grand Jury returned indictments in two cases today (Tuesday, July 7, 2015).

Grand Jury Indictments in Brevard

            The Brevard County Grand Jury returned indictments in two cases today (Tuesday, July 7, 2015).

            In the first case, the Grand Jury considered the facts and evidence surrounding the early morning discovery on June 1 of the body of Rayshaan Aubrey Berry by the side of State Road 50 just west of Titusville. Berry appeared to have been killed as part of a robbery.

            Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt said the Grand Jury heard testimony from a  Brevard County Sheriff’s Office agent and crime scene investigator before returning the indictments. All of the following five individuals are charged with first-degree felony murder and robbery with a firearm while inflicting death: Lauren Hudgens, 22, Titusville; David Richardson, 25, Titusville; Damien Young, 23, Titusville; Sir Aljanon Ingram, 22, Cocoa ; Kendrick Kitchen, 24, also of Titusville.

            All of the individuals were previously arrested and are being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.

            In the second case the Grand Jury considered, they returned an indictment on first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon against Shawn J. Jones, 26, Cocoa, for the May 27 shooting of  James Brundige, 62, also of Cocoa. Cocoa Police discovered Brundige’s car crashed beside Fiske Boulevard in Cocoa in the early morning hours of the 27th. The man’s body was found a short distance away.

            Witnesses and community members helped police identify the suspect and called in information valuable to the case, said Assistant State Attorney Hunt.

“The community cooperation was a true asset to this case,” Hunt said. “It showed community members protecting their neighborhoods by cooperating with law enforcement.”

The Grand Jury heard testimony from a Cocoa Police Department Detective and a crime scene investigator, and a lay witness.

 Jones was arrested June 30 in Miami and brought back to the Brevard County jail under a no bond status.

All of the above defendants are scheduled for a first appearance on the charges tomorrow (Wednesday).  Check with the sheriff’s office for the schedule.

Lynne Bumpus-Hooper
Research and Communications Assistant for State Attorney Phil Archer
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