January 27, 2023.
The law firm of DefendBrevard.com has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for defamation and intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress on behalf client David Gay.
Mr. Gay was featured on the Sheriff’s ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ show which is modeled after the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show. The wheel spins to rock and roll music and features up to ten alleged fugitives. The person selected by the wheel becomes the fugitive of the day.
Plaintiff David Gay was featured on the ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ show four times. He was incarcerated in the Brevard County Jail on all four dates. Mr. Gay was in jail for violating his probation by being arrested for a second case that was later dismissed. Prior to his arrest, he was compliant with law enforcement. When he was released from jail, Mr. Gay, who is not a convicted felon, lost a job because his employer saw him on the ‘Wheel of Fugitive’ show.