McDonald's Restroom Attacker Suspect Arrested

PALM BAY, Florida -- The Brevard County Sheriff's Office announced that the GAMEOVER Task Force has located and arrested 43-year-old Terrence Lakeman in Palm Bay, Florida. 
Upon being confronted by members of the Task Force, deputies say Lakeman physically resisted.  However, he was taken into custody without any injuries to either him or law enforcement personnel. 

Lakeman, a Jamaican National, will be transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex where he will be held on a No Bond status reference his outstanding warrants.

Lakeman was wanted on outstanding warrants for the charge of aggravated stalking.  Lakeman is also suspected in the violent beating of his former girlfriend that occurred at the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 5370 Stadium Parkway, in Viera, Florida earlier today. 

Today’s incident took place in the bathroom of the McDonald’s, at approximately 9:45 a.m., after a scheduled court hearing was cancelled.  Lakeman allegedly followed the victim to the restaurant and watched her from the parking lot.  Upon observing the victim entering the restroom, the suspect entered the restaurant and immediately walked in to the restroom.  

Once alone with the victim, she was violently beaten and left critically injured on the restroom floor.  The suspect then exited the restaurant and was observed by witnesses leaving the scene in the above described vehicle.  The victim was transported by a life flight helicopter to a Trauma Center where she has been upgraded to stable condition.  The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call either the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Domestic Violence Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). 

All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.

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